help translating German idiom

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  1. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    I'm copyediting an article in which the German authors use the expression "In line" as a transition to start a sentence, e.g., "In line, there are only limited data on treatment options..."

    I'm not really sure what relationship they're trying to express between this sentence and what preceded it. Would it be clearer in English to say "As a result," "Accordingly," etc.? Or "Similarly,"? Or ... ?
     
  2. el_aka_iosch

    el_aka_iosch New Member

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    I suppose, they mean "auf dieser Weise" here, which would be in English "accordingly" or "therefore"
     
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  3. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. :)