I have three project stages and the third one will be based on the last two stages. For this, is the following sentence correct:

This stage will include applying improvements to the test generation process based on the observations that are resulted from the last two stages.

My concern is with observations that are resulted from. Is it correct?

  • The verb ‘to result’ is transitive. It does not have a passive voice. So ‘is resulted from’ is grammatically incorrect. – Tuffy Sep 21 '18 at 17:17

I would phrase it as:

... the observations that result from ...

It's simpler and, I think, flows better. Google's Ngrams suggests that your original phrasing (that are resulted from) is far less common than the simpler form (that result from).

A better way of writing this, in my opinion, would be:

... based on the observations made in the previous two stages.

However, technically, general proofreading and writing advice are off-topic here.

  • Thanks. Do you think there is a better way to re-write the sentence? – Adam Amin Sep 21 '18 at 17:17
  • @AdamAmin This answer more than addresses your specific concern. As stated, anything else in terms of rewriting would fall under proofreading, which is off topic. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Sep 21 '18 at 17:48

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