Table 2 Sample sentences for writing a typical abstract, based on a real research paper [8]
1. “Passive smoking increases the risk of COPD in never-smoking subjects.”
2. “In the Western world, smoking is the leading cause of COPD.”
3. “Whether passive smoking causes COPD is yet unknown.”
4. “Previous studies have included both smoking and never-smoking subjects, and have not measured post-bronchodilator spirometry.”
5. “A random sample of 2118 lifelong never-smokers completed spirometry with reversibility testing and questionnaires.”
6.“We found that exposure to passive smoking in multiple settings was an independent predictor of COPD in never-smoking subjects.
7. “Our findings strongly advocate measures against smoking in public places.”