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I have a problem with such a sentence:

Today is used not only lime, soda ash and sodium sulfide but also trithiocarbonates.

I am not certain whether all elements needed are included.

Will the following version be ok?

Today, it is used not only lime, soda ash and sodium sulfide but also trithiocarbonates.

Maybe this version is better?

Today, there is used not only lime, soda ash and sodium sulfide but also trithiocarbonates.

From comments: But the main thing is that I want this sentence to be like a suggestion. I want to express that currently there are more widely used substances (except from these mentioned) for this specific purpose.

I am ready to see your suggestions.

  • Are you talking about the compounds used on this specific day, or just in this general current time period (used would be specific to today, use would be for current times) – Smock Sep 6 '19 at 10:27
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    By Today I mean Currently – Piotr Sep 6 '19 at 10:32
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Today is used not only lime, soda ash and sodium sulphide but also trithiocarbonates

or

Today, it is used not only lime, soda ash and sodium sulphide but also trithiocarbonates.


The word order in the list is fine but in both cases the sentence is incorrect. Because "is" is incorrect.

Today we used or he, she, I, they or a "name"... used, not only lime........

Today, "the process" used not only lime, soda ash and sodium sulphide but also trithiocarbonates.

is UK ​ he/she/it form of be


In the sentence Today, it is used not only lime.... "it" is is not correct it refers to something previously known. Here in this sentence it makes no sense.

This is your room - it is rather small, I'm afraid.

This is your room - it (the room) is rather small, I'm afraid.

it pronoun (THING) used as the subject of a verb, or the object of a verb or preposition, to refer to a thing, animal, situation, or idea that has already been mentioned:

All references Cambridge English Dictionary


Update

But the main thing is that I want this sentence to be like a suggestion. I want to express that currently there are more widely used substances (except from these mentioned) for this specific purpose.

Today, let's use not only lime, soda ash and sodium sulphide but also trithiocarbonates

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  • @I am aware that be might "be" used in a spoken version of this sentence in a few colloquial dialects – Brad Sep 6 '19 at 9:44
  • Thank you Brad! But what if I want to have this sentence in passive (is used) to underline general usage of the following substances, continuously having Today in the first place? Is it possible? – Piotr Sep 6 '19 at 10:17
  • or 'Today, we use(d) not only lime, soda ash and sodium sulphide but also trithiocarbonates' - with the (d) if they mean which compounds were used specifically this day, without (d) if comparing the current general time period to a previous time period where the compounds used were different. – Smock Sep 6 '19 at 10:30
  • When it comes to Today I had Currently in mind. Please, could you tell me if the version with there is ok? – Piotr Sep 6 '19 at 10:36
  • @Piotr Pocheć; Actually it makes no sense Smock's suggestion is correct but not in this sentence. ................but also bicarbonates makes it specific to this day/batch. You would need to adjust the sentence to ........Today, we (will) use lime, soda ash, sodium sulphide and trithiocarbonates' – Brad Sep 6 '19 at 10:37

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