An energy analyst’s writing/An energy analyst writing

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Simin93

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Persian-Iran
Hi there

I think author should write “An energy analyst’s writing” or “the writing of energy analyst” the instead of “An energy analyst writing”, if not, could you please explain me why?


But then steam power entered the scene, putting the whole future of waterpower in doubt. An energy analyst writing in the year 1800 would have painted a very pessimistic picture of the future for waterpower.


Reference: Sample of TOEFL Exam

Thank you in advance
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    I think author should write “An energy analyst’s writing” or “the writing of energy analyst” the instead of “An energy analyst writing”
    No.

    An energy analyst writing in the year 1800 would have painted ... = An energy analyst who was writing in the year 1800 would have painted...

    "... writing
    in the year 1800 would have painted..." is a reduced relative clause. They are very common in English.
     
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