I need help with the stucture of this sentence


I need help with the stucture of this sentence. Any suggestion. I am using APA formatting.

See example:

The first question asked, is warfarin the best medication available to manage atrial fibrillation?
asked Jun 16 '13 at 13:09 Michelle Ford New member

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I do not have the APA manual before me, but I believe that APA and the Chicago Manual of Style agree on this one. Instead of a comma following "asked," CMoS (at 6.59) calls for a colon to introduce the question -- The first question asked: is ....."

link comment answered Jun 16 '13 at 14:25 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

Depending on the actual meaning, which is not clear,  the first phrase could be expressed as:

- The first question patients (or doctors) ask is: or

- The first question you should ask is:


In the following sentence, unless availability is really at issue, "available" is redundant.

link comment answered Jun 16 '13 at 14:52 Michael Cranfield Expert

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