Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2016 06:54 am
Is the sentence below correct:

Being male was the variable that single-handedly best explained lean body mass during adolescence.

I need to say that when the study variables were analyzed individually, being male was the one that best explained .....

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Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2016 06:55 am

yes, it's correct...
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Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2016 01:08 pm
Single-handedly does not mean what you appear to think it does. It adds nothing to the sentence and does nothing to convey the intended meaning. We use the phrase 'single-handedly' to describe solitary or unaided actions by people, e.g. in the woods, Joe single-handedly killed three bears that threatened his family.
Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2016 05:35 pm
Thanks to both of you.

Contrex, what word could I use to express the idea that when each variable was analysed individually, being male best explained... as opposed to the combined effect of two or more variables?
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Reply Wed 14 Dec, 2016 05:41 pm
Of all of the variables, being male best explained lean body mass during adolescence.
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