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Is use of "that are the element of secondary flows" in the following sentences correct grammatically and conceptually? If it is not , kindly suggest ways to make it clearer.

Fig. 13 presents 3 dimensional stream lines around the blades....

This figure also shows horse-shoe vortices that are the element of secondary flows.

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    This is a rather technical excerpt, and not everyday language. Therefore, this seems like a proofreading request. – J.R. Nov 13 '16 at 22:35
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In your sentence

This figure also shows horse-shoe vortices that are the element of secondary flows.

using the definite article "the" would be understood to mean that there is only a single type of secondary flow, however there is more than one type of secondary flow as shown here


(source: cfms.org.uk)


So, it might be more appropriate to use

This figure also shows horse-shoe vortices that are an element of secondary flows.

  • Thanks, can you give me reference of your answer? I think that this reference is good for studying. – user19061 Nov 14 '16 at 7:06
  • Image reference here – Peter Nov 14 '16 at 8:29

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