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I am trying to write an article and I find myself often using the phrases such as:

  1. ... is the thing which is ...
  2. ... is the thing which can be used for ...

Is there any alternative patterns for this usage for scientific papers, by separating the sentences or by using different conjunctions?

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    which -> that – Drew Feb 21 '17 at 15:35
  • "Employed for/ adopted for/ used for" are some alternatives you may consider. – Monzoor Feb 21 '17 at 16:03
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    Instead of "X is the thing which is Y", say "X is Y"; instead of "X is the thing which can be used for Y", say "X can be used for Y". – Hellion Feb 21 '17 at 16:48

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