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It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform.
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hongy...@gmail.com
2021-04-27 05:09:51 UTC
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The following paragraph is excerpted from <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EdX>:

EDX is an American massive open online course (MOOC) provider created by Harvard and MIT. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform.


It seems that the last sentence should be rewritten into the following form:

It also conducts research on/about/for learning based on how people use its platform.

Am I right?

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HY
CDB
2021-04-27 11:57:54 UTC
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The following paragraph is excerpted from
EDX is an American massive open online course (MOOC) provider created
by Harvard and MIT. It hosts online university-level courses in a
wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some
courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based
on how people use its platform.
It seems that the last sentence should be rewritten into the
It also conducts research on/about/for learning based on how people use its platform.
Am I right?
You could use "on" or "about" there, perhaps with a small loss of nuance
("into" might imply a deeper exploration of the matter), but using "for"
would mean that the purpose of the exploration was to help the explorer
to learn. In my humble opinion.
Ken Blake
2021-04-27 16:53:41 UTC
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EDX is an American massive open online course (MOOC) provider created by Harvard and MIT. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform.
It also conducts research on/about/for learning based on how people use its platform.
Am I right?
No. "Into" is fine. "On," "about," or "for" might be acceptable, but in
my view none of those are as good as "into."
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hongy...@gmail.com
2021-04-28 01:33:19 UTC
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EDX is an American massive open online course (MOOC) provider created by Harvard and MIT. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform.
It also conducts research on/about/for learning based on how people use its platform.
Am I right?
No. "Into" is fine. "On," "about," or "for" might be acceptable, but in
my view none of those are as good as "into."
none of those are
or
none of those is

Which should be used above?
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Peter T. Daniels
2021-04-28 14:27:37 UTC
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EDX is an American massive open online course (MOOC) provider created by Harvard and MIT. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform.
It also conducts research on/about/for learning based on how people use its platform.
Am I right?
No. "Into" is fine. "On," "about," or "for" might be acceptable, but in
my view none of those are as good as "into."
none of those are
or
none of those is
Which should be used above?
It is sometimes clamed that because "none" is a contraction of "no one" it
therefore ought to be singular. It is, however, "notionally" almost always
plural, so "are" is almost always the better choice.

It actually says "no one," and if you rule out "one," aren't you left with 'several'/
Ken Blake
2021-04-28 16:23:38 UTC
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EDX is an American massive open online course (MOOC) provider created by Harvard and MIT. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform.
It also conducts research on/about/for learning based on how people use its platform.
Am I right?
No. "Into" is fine. "On," "about," or "for" might be acceptable, but in
my view none of those are as good as "into."
none of those are
or
none of those is
Which should be used above?
My error. It should be "is."
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s***@my-deja.com
2021-04-28 00:19:00 UTC
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EDX is an American massive open online course (MOOC) provider created by Harvard
and MIT. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a
worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts
research into learning based on how people use its platform.
It also conducts research on/about/for learning based on how people use its platform.
Because the latter part of the sentence is a little complex, I would bring it to the beginning.

"Based on how people use its platform, it also conducts conducts research into learning"
s***@my-deja.com
2021-04-28 20:59:52 UTC
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"To be excerpted from..." is not a verb that lives in my primary vocabulary.

I think "The following is an excerpt from..." sounds much more natural.
hongy...@gmail.com
2021-04-29 15:27:56 UTC
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"To be excerpted from..." is not a verb that lives in my primary vocabulary.
I think "The following is an excerpt from..." sounds much more natural.
Thank you very much for pointing this out to me.

HY

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