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Hi, Tony,

@Tony C posted:

Do the two sentences below have the same meaning? If not, what are the differences?

My decline in mental health is evident in the disclosure/letter wrote by my doctor.

My decline in mental health is evidenced by the disclosure/letter wrote by my doctor.

You need the past participle "written" above. "Wrote" is wrong.

The two sentences are similar and correct, but I find them semantically objectionable, because they sound as if the speaker's mental health decline is reflected by the letter, and the letter does not show that. I think it would be more accurate to say:

- The disclosure/letter written by my doctor provides evidence of my decline in mental health.

or, in more formal language:

- My decline in mental health is attested by the disclosure/letter wrote by my doctor.

- The disclosure/letter written by my doctor attests to my decline in mental health.

Last edited by Gustavo, Co-Moderator

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