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  1. takashi
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    do justice

    Hello.

    I came across this sentence:
    "It's tempting to let achievements speak for itself in a chronological order, but if I do that I can't do the company justice."

    This is at the beginning of a new chapter in a book in which the author is writing all about the success, history, business strategies...etc of a certain company.

    Might the author be saying here that it would be rude to the company if he just wrote out the achievements chronologically, and not introducing them in a more themed-way (for a more appealing introduction of the company to the readers, and to prove that the company really is that good in detail)?

    But then, shouldn't :
    "I can't do the company justice" be,
    "it wouldn't do the company justice" ?

    Thank you so much.
    Any replies are welcome.

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    Re: do justice

    Quote Originally Posted by takashi
    "It's tempting to let achievements speak for itself in a chronological order, but if I do that I can't do the company justice."
    I like your interpretation. It sounds good to me. :D As for changing the last part to,"it wouldn't do the company justice", it fits as long as you add it after 'but', like this, "...but, it wouldn't...."

  3. takashi
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    Thank you so much Casiopea.
    I think I have gotten the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takashi
    Thank you so much Casiopea.
    I think I have gotten the idea.
    You're welcome. :D

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