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    of/in China

    Dear Teacher

    I would like to know if it is necessary to put "of/in China" in the following sentence to show that the data is of China. And how to brush up the following sentence to read more natural to native English readers.

    A string of weaker macro economic data (in/of China) have seen investors fret over the bumpy Chinese equity markets but the current benign growth environment is probably a sweet spot for the RMB corporate bonds to bode well.

    Please advise.

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    A string of weaker macro economic data (in/of China) have seen investors fret over the bumpy Chinese equity markets but the current benign growth environment is probably a sweet spot for the RMB corporate bonds to bode well.

    From a basis of economic ignorance I will nevertheless try to improve this for you.

    A string(?) of weaker macro
    -economic data in (or out of) China has seen investors fret over the bumpy Chinese equity markets, but the current benign growth environment is probably a sweet spot for the RMB corporate bonds that bodes well.

    1)"A string of data" doesn't feel quite right to me, I wonder whether "A stream/flow of economic data out of China ..etc" might be a better opening.
    2) "macro-economic" seems to be normally either a single word, or hyphenated as I have done.
    3) "has" refers to "string" and therefore cannot be "have".
    4) after checking other sources, I don't think RMB bonds needs the article.
    5) it should be "a sweet spot that bodes well", not "a sweet spot to bode well".

    So my suggestion is:
    A stream of weaker macro-economic data out of China has seen investors fret over the bumpy Chinese equity markets, but the current benign growth environment is probably a sweet spot for RMB corporate bonds that bodes well.
    or:
    .... a sweet spot that bodes well for RMB corporate bonds.

    not a teacher

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    Re: of/in China

    Dear Murray, can you elaborate why it is better to use "out of" rather than "of"?

    Anthony the learner

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    Re: of/in China

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Dear JMurray, can you elaborate on why it is better to use "out of" rather than "of"?
    A word of thanks for that detailed and painstaking reply would have been in order before you asked a supplementary question. I doubt JMurray has anything to add after going to all that trouble.

    The data is coming out of China.

    Rover

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    Re: of/in China

    Thanks Rover for reminding me. Thanks JMurray again fo your help. Thanks very much.

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