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    Default being centered/grounded with...

    "Assertiveness based on a sense of being centered/grounded with a nourishing source of personal energy."

    Sentences like the above are always headaches. Can the word "centered" be linked with "with phrase"? What does the writer want to say here anyway?

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    Default Re: being centered/grounded with...

    Quote Originally Posted by ian2 View Post
    "Assertiveness is based on a sense of being centered/grounded, with a nourishing source of personal energy."

    Sentences like the above are always headaches. Can the word "centered" be linked with "with phrase"? What does the writer want to say here anyway?
    This is not actually a sentence since it lacks a main verb. I've modified it above. Does that help?
    Other ways of putting this would be:
    "Assertiveness is based on a sense of being centered/grounded, accompanied by a nourishing source of personal energy."
    "Assertiveness is based on a sense of being centered/grounded, which provides a nourishing source of personal energy."

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    Default Re: being centered/grounded with...

    Thanks, Ray. It's no fun to read some texts written by technical writers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    This is not actually a sentence since it lacks a main verb. I've modified it above. Does that help?
    Other ways of putting this would be:
    "Assertiveness is based on a sense of being centered/grounded, accompanied by a nourishing source of personal energy."
    "Assertiveness is based on a sense of being centered/grounded, which provides a nourishing source of personal energy."

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