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    the + abstract noun + of + (the) abstract noun

    Are the following sentences both acceptable and the same in meaning?

    1. I need a report on the progress of work of the committee.
    2. I need a report on the progress of the work of the committee.

    What about the following ones?

    3. I need a report on the progress of construction of that building.
    4. I need a report on the progress of the construction of that building.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Exclamation Re: the + abstract noun + of + (the) abstract noun

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Are the following sentences both acceptable and the same in meaning?

    1. I need a report on the progress of work of the committee.
    2. I need a report on the progress of the work of the committee.

    What about the following ones?

    3. I need a report on the progress of construction of that building.
    4. I need a report on the progress of the construction of that building.

    Thank you in advance.
    "on the progress of work" and "on the progress of construction " are prepositional phrases


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    Re: the + abstract noun + of + (the) abstract noun

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Are the following sentences both acceptable and the same in meaning?

    1. I need a report on the progress of work of the committee.
    2. I need a report on the progress of the work of the committee.

    What about the following ones?

    3. I need a report on the progress of construction of that building.
    4. I need a report on the progress of the construction of that building.

    Thank you in advance.
    Sentences two and four are correct. However, I think they could be improved by rephrasing them a little.

    I need a progress report on the committee's work.

    I need a progress report on the construction of that building.

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