Two " in " in a complex sentence

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"A solution is a liquid in which the active ingredients are completely dissolve in a liquid vehicle. "  this sentence is in my pharm book.

"in which the active ingredients are completely dissolve in a liquid vehicle "  is an adjective clause , The pronoun "which ''refers to a noun ," liquid" ; however , "liquid" does not precede which"directly. a preposition " in " is  between them   .

 

I am wondering the prepostion " in" belongs to  an indepent clause  or an adjective clause . According to grammer role, " in " should be in the adjective clause , but  "the active ingredients are completely dissolve in a liquid vehicle " , the adjective clause already has an" in "!

 

Thanks

edited Oct 09 '11 at 03:57 JunweiZheng New member

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Zunwhei, 

 

You are correct.  Simply, this sentence has too many 'in's.

link comment answered Oct 10 '11 at 19:48 Kimberly Expert
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Junwei Zheng,

 

The sentence would make more sense if it read as follows:

 

"A solution is a mixture of active ingredients that completely dissolve in a liquid state."

 

Best,

Shaila.

link comment answered Oct 10 '11 at 21:18 Shaila Fernandes Expert

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