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    which is proper English:-

    based on (ADPC) owning fair quantity of shares
    or
    based upon (ADPC) owning fair quantity of shares



    also, which is proper English:-

    ATHEER is looking forward to cooperate with (ADPC) to invest, to develop, and to manage the warehousing business

    or

    ATHEER is looking forward to cooperate with (ADPC) to invest, develop, and manage the warehousing business

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    Default Re: Linquistics

    You can use on/upon, but I'd use 'a fair number' as share is a countable noun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can use on/upon, but I'd use 'a fair number' as share is a countable noun.
    Would you say that "upon" could sound either more formal or, in a way, more delicate?

    This could make one wonder why we say "once upon a time", but not "once on a time". One could wonder, couldn't one?

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    Thank you both for your reply.

    Yes, I took your advise and change " quantity " to " number "

    What about the second sentence? Which one would be more better?

    ATHEER is looking forward to cooperate with (ADPC) to invest, to develop, and to manage the warehousing business

    or

    ATHEER is looking forward to cooperate with (ADPC) to invest, develop, and manage the warehousing business

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