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    Hello

    Could the following be used in English: to perform a profitable activity; to realize a financing plan; to accept the undertakings of an association; legal entity/person

    thank you for your answers

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    The first two look okay to me, but I am not sure what accept the undertakings of means.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nataan
    Hello

    Could the following be used in English: to perform a profitable activity; to realize a financing plan; to accept the undertakings of an association; legal entity/person
    As it turns out, the one I was least sure of ("accept the undertakings of") returned the most hits on a Google search. Instead of perform a profitable activity, we would say make money, make a profit, turn a profit, or realize a profit.

    It seems that realize a financing plan is used rarely if at all. Perhaps you mean something like finance a project?

    :)

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    Default "finance a project"


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    You could accept undertakings if you, say, bought a company and agreed to abide by its agreements, couldn't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You could accept undertakings if you, say, bought a company and agreed to abide by its agreements, couldn't you?
    I suppose. Is that a British expression?

    (Nataan is stuck on one post. I wonder if he ever saw my answers.)

    :)

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    he should have been notified. I was suggesting that it was an expression- I've never heard it, but I was trying to dredge up a context for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    he should have been notified. I was suggesting that it was an expression- I've never heard it, but I was trying to dredge up a context for it.
    Well, if we agree on the meaning at least it means something between us.

    :wink:

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    we're halfway there

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