Rose seed germination - new M.S. thesis

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jbergeson
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Re: Rose seed germination - new M.S. thesis

Post: # 72509Post jbergeson
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:36 am

I hate to be that guy, but there's a common grammatical error in the very first sentence! Kind of curious how they let that through.

rikuhelin1
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Re: Rose seed germination - new M.S. thesis

Post: # 72510Post rikuhelin1
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:49 am

It was “those people” who should know adjectives and nouns ? ... writes the fellow whose u/g supervisor complained his draft looked like it has mouse droppings all over it ... too many commons ... abstract reads like no hope in intervening in germinating process

bvanderhoek
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Re: Rose seed germination - new M.S. thesis

Post: # 72513Post bvanderhoek
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:50 pm

Joe, if you were not "that guy," I would have been "that gal"! No reflection on the quality of the research and the work that went into the study, though.

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Re: Rose seed germination - new M.S. thesis

Post: # 72514Post Jwindha
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:19 am

I'm not seeing the error?

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Re: Rose seed germination - new M.S. thesis

Post: # 72515Post roseseek
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:05 am

"Roses are one of the most commonly used landscape plants planted in the United States, but seed dormancy of F1hybrids have made developing new varieties difficult." Have would be correct if there were multiple issues making developing new varieties difficult. As there is only one issue causing difficulty, it should read, "seed dormancy HAS made developing new varieties difficult".
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Re: Rose seed germination - new M.S. thesis

Post: # 72520Post Jwindha
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:04 am

Ah, I see it now. Yeah, that's unfortunate.

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Re: Rose seed germination - new M.S. thesis

Post: # 72527Post MidAtlas
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:20 am

Writing isn't every person's strong suit, of course, but finding someone to help review and edit one's work is always an option. Not to pile on, but there are actually two grammatical errors in the first sentence; it is also incorrect to say, "Roses are one of the...". I'm not entirely sure why the dormancy of F1 hybrid rose seed should be regarded as different from that of any other rose seed, but that is misleadingly implied in the abstract. There seem to be errors and perhaps deeper problems elsewhere in this thesis, like the statement cited in the introduction that roses are propagated by vegetative means because their seeds exhibit dormancy!

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