What I want to say is "I want to know how the data is corrected", but I don't know if this is a correct sentence. Any problem on "how the data is corrected" part?

  • Absolutely, your grammar here is perfect.
    – Mark
    Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 13:34
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    It depends on what you want to say. Do you want to know how the data have|has been corrected? Or how it|they is|are to be corrected? That is, what has been fixed, or what needs to be fixed?
    – TimR
    Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 13:46
  • What is the differences between "how the data has been corrected" and "how it is to be corrected"? Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 14:41
  • First (has been): was already fixed. Second (is to be): Not fixed yet. It is not clear which you mean to say.
    – TimR
    Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 16:30

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It's not exactly a common thing to 'correct' data, as data normally just refers to raw results obtained from experiment or observation or whatever.

But, regardless of semantics, it's a perfectly logical and grammatically correct (and various other big words) description.

  • How about fix the data? Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 11:25

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