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    Question Which is the correct one... for implementing OR to implement?

    I am not sure how to use this tense:

    I managed a 4 years project within a Financial Company of xxxx group for implementing a new system.

    OR


    I managed a 4 years project within a Financial Company of xxxx group to implement a new system.

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    Default Re: Which is the correct one... for implementing OR to implement?

    Hello,
    Please note I'm not a teacher;
    I hope it might help but better wait for an expert opinion.
    I just want to try.
    If you talk about experience use the present perfect tense.

    I've managed four years implementation of a new (I'd put here what kind of system: computer ?) system within a Financial Company of xxxx group.

    Ask yourself what is more important in your sentence, ( ie. is it the company or the implementation or time )

    Cheers,

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    Question Re: Which is the correct one... for implementing OR to implement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    Hello,
    Please note I'm not a teacher;
    I hope it might help but better wait for an expert opinion.
    I just want to try.
    If you talk about experience use the present perfect tense.

    I've managed four years implementation of a new (I'd put here what kind of system: computer ?) system within a Financial Company of xxxx group.

    Ask yourself what is more important in your sentence, ( ie. is it the company or the implementation or time )

    Cheers,
    Right! Thank You!

    Something like this:

    For a Financial Company of xxx group I have managed a four years project to implement a new IT platform migrating old systems and data to the newest environment and to introduce new innovative software applications.

    Does it work?

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    Default Re: Which is the correct one... for implementing OR to implement?

    Hello,

    Quote Originally Posted by SunMoon View Post
    Right! Thank You!

    Something like this:

    For a Financial Company of xxx group I have managed a four years project of implementing a new IT platform, migrating old systems and data to ?the/a? (I'm not sure) new environment and introducing new innovative software applications.

    Does it work?
    I'd still wait for an expert opinion or a confirmation.

    Cheers,

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    Exclamation Re: Which is the correct one... for implementing OR to implement?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunMoon View Post
    I am not sure how to use this tense:

    I managed a 4 years project within a Financial Company of xxxx group for implementing a new system.

    OR


    I managed a 4 years project within a Financial Company of xxxx group to implement a new system.
    You can either use past simple (as used now) or present perfect if the completed action(managing a 4 years' project) is relevent in the present context. But your main point is whether the second action (implementing a new system) will be in the gerund or inifinitive form. I think the main verb "manage" accepts the inifinitive form to implement. So your second sentence is more acceptable
    Last edited by sarat_106; 18-Feb-2009 at 13:06.

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    Question Re: Which is the correct one... for implementing OR to implement?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    You can either use past simple (as used now) or present perfect if the completed action(managing a 4 years' project) is relevent in the present context. But your main point is whether the second action (implementing a new system) will be in the gerund or inifinitive form. I think the main verb "manage" accepts the inifinitive form to implement. So your second sentence is more acceptable
    Thank you Sarat for rescuing me again !!!

    So, now two quick questions.

    1) I knew the difference between the past simple and present perfect but it is still confused in my mind. Because I am talking about my experience focusing on something I did in the past, which gives me the right expertise at the present to apply for a vacancy, should I use the present perfect in this case?

    2) I understand that to implement and for implementing can be used both without making big mistake, although should be better to use to implement, is it correct?


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    Default Re: Which is the correct one... for implementing OR to implement?

    Hello,

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    . I think the main verb "manage" accepts the inifinitive form to implement. So your second sentence is more acceptable
    I think that the "manage to do " means "succeed" not "to be in charge of something".
    It's clear that he's managed a project (has been in charge ), the question is, as I understand :
    what was the project about: project to implement or project for implementing.

    So the options are project to implement or project of implementing but because of the retrospective nature of the sentence I opt for project of implementing.


    Cheers,

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    Default Re: Which is the correct one... for implementing OR to implement?

    Hello, again
    so when talking about succeeding within four years it would be :

    I've managed within four years to implement ......

    As SunMoon corrected (him/her)self: project For a Financial Company
    Cheers,

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    Exclamation Re: Which is the correct one... for implementing OR to implement?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunMoon View Post
    Thank you Sarat for rescuing me again !!!

    So, now two quick questions.

    1) I knew the difference between the past simple and present perfect but it is still confused in my mind. Because I am talking about my experience focusing on something I did in the past, which gives me the right expertise at the present to apply for a vacancy, should I use the present perfect in this case?

    2) I understand that to implement and for implementing can be used both without making big mistake, although should be better to use to implement, is it correct?

    The answers are as follows:
    1. Since your completed past action is very much relevent to your application for a new assignment, the use of present perfect is appropriate. So please say: I have managed....
    2. Certain verbs accept both gerund and inifinitive form, but as as I can recollect the verb "manage: accepts only the infinitive form. However in spoken or informal English both are used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    The answers are as follows:
    1. Since your completed past action is very much relevent to your application for a new assignment, the use of present perfect is appropriate. So please say: I have managed....
    2. Certain verbs accept both gerund and inifinitive form, but as as I can recollect the verb "manage: accepts only the infinitive form. However in spoken or informal English both are used.

    THANK YOU SARAT, INDEED!!!


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