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I would like to understand how can I add further information to my sentence using verb+ing. Here is my example,

Model A extend stage C from, fitting only one dependency relationship, to stage D, estimating different dependency relationships.

I just wonder if my sentence is correct or not? I feet that I should use fitting in both phrases. However, fitting is suitable for the first one and estimating is the main idea of the second one.

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First of all, it should be extends, not extend.


Here is one variation:

Model A extends from stage C, which fits only one dependency relationship, to stage D, which estimates different dependency relationships.

But this actually says two things. It says that stage C fits a single dependency relationship and that stage D estimates multiple dependency relationships, none of are the same dependency relationship as in stage C.


If this combined meaning isn't intended for stage D, then only one of the following two should be said:

Model A extends from stage C, which fits one dependency relationship, to stage D, which estimates a different dependency relationship.

Model A extends from stage C, which fits only one dependency relationship, to stage D, which estimates multiple dependency relationships.


My only other comment is that it's slightly strange to have fits in the first part of the sentence but estimates in the second part. Typically, if using a comparison, one or the other word would be used in both parts of the sentence. You've mentioned that it's appropriate in your particular case—but it still sounds odd.

The essential part of the sentence seems to be this:

Model A extends from stage C to stage D.

The rest is just information that you've added about each stage. That information doesn't have to be of the same type in each case—but it's a bit awkward when it isn't.

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It's extremely difficult to understand what you're saying without enough context. If you refer to one of the models in the first part of the sentence, it could work, but the way you've structured the sentence means you will need to be explicit about what "fitting" is describing.

  • I edit my question. – Maryam Feb 12 at 6:38
  • Specifically, what "fits only one dependency relationship"? – user45266 Feb 12 at 6:46
  • In my area, we fit one type of dependency type to our variables. – Maryam Feb 12 at 8:58
  • No, Which Model fits that? What is the subject in the sentence, in technical terms? – user45266 Feb 12 at 16:45

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