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sentences need verbs, yo

August 10, 2010

This is the first sentence of the abstract of the paper I just printed to read on the bus:

To get a real understanding on the complexity of origin and mechanism of visible emission for ZnO quantum dots (QDs), we systematically property of visible emission of ZnO QDs with tunable diameters in a range of 2.2−7.8 nm synthesized via a sol−gel route using self-made zinc−oleate complex as a precursor.

If this is the first sentence of your abstract, you have no business publishing in English.  None.  How does this shit get past review?  Don’t journals have editors working for them?

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