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Subject:Re: many efforts From:Marc Santacroce <santa -at- TFS -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 22 May 1995 10:23:43 -0800
At 3:55 AM 5/20/95, douglas_thayer wrote:
>My [American] co-worker is having some difference of opinion with the
>Chairman of our company over a sentence in the English translation of the
>company profile. The phrase in question:
>"...developed through many years of effort,...
>The Chairman would like to say "many years of EFFORTS"; the editor is
>adamantly opposed (with some justification) to this change. As a native
>speaker of English (the Chairman is not), the editor feels certain of his
>position, but he has been unable to justify it with rules of grammar.
>The collective wisdom of this list would be valuable as decision-making
>support. Please help! Tempers are flaring; cross-cultural relations are
>Also, we welcome opinion on the use of the preposition "with" in the
>following: "...the best way to reciprocate with our customers for their
>many years of patronage..." Is this preposition necessary?
><douglas_thayer -at- smtplink -dot- syscom -dot- com -dot- tw>
>Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
Re: "...developed through many years of effort,...
IMHO, you are right, but, if it's causing that much trouble, reword the
...much effort has been expended over many years,...
...our many years of research and development...
Re: "...the best way to reciprocate with our customers for their
>many years of patronage..."
reword to: "the best way to reciprocate for our customers many years of
Just one writer's opinion...
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