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OK, so I honestly don't understand what the author of this paragraph means in the underlined sentence below. Besides, as he is not an English native speaker, I do think there are some mistakes in it. Could you please help me?

"The fuzzy life curve models the fetus growing from 0% alive just after conception to 100% alive at birth. Each month the fetus is both alive and non-alive to some degree. Non-life shades smoothly turn into life and in death it shades back. "

Heelp! How can we change the underlined sentence into one that makes sense??

Thank you!

Charlotte
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CharlotteOK, so I honestly don't understand what the author of this paragraph means in the underlined sentence below. Besides, as he is not an English native speaker, I do think there are some mistakes in it. Could you please help me?

"The fuzzy life curve models the fetus growing from 0% alive just after conception to 100% alive at birth. Each month the fetus is both alive and non-alive to some degree. Non-life shades smoothly turn into life and in death it shades back. "

Heelp! How can we change the underlined sentence into one that makes sense??

Thank you!

Charlotte

Given what precedes, I would say that at the time of death it quickly comes to an end. 'Shades' is a good description of the growth process (0% - 100%); but unless we are talking about a long, lingering illness and death process, it doesn't work for the transition to death. I haven't re-written your sentence, but perhaps you have something to work with that will enable you to create the sentence with what you want to express.
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CharlotteOK, so I honestly don't understand what the author of this paragraph means in the underlined sentence below. Besides, as he is not an English native speaker, I do think there are some mistakes in it. Could you please help me?

"The fuzzy life curve models the fetus growing from 0% alive just after conception to 100% alive at birth. Each month the fetus is both alive and non-alive to some degree. Non-life shades smoothly turn into life and in death it shades back. "
Under normal circumstances, non-life shades smoothly turn into life. In case of an untimely fetal death, the curve could suddenly revert back to 0% alive.

Heelp! How can we change the underlined sentence into one that makes sense??

Thank you!

Charlotte


How about the suggestion above? I often like to divide a complicated sentence into two simple ones.