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    From 'The Business Times'

    "...In statement released yesterday, HPL said that its interest in Ankerite through its wholly-owned subsidiary HPL Orchard Place will be funded by internal resources and/or bank borrowings."

    [There is a link if necessary, but for now I'm restricted by the 5-post thing]

    I feel that 'something' is wrong or missing about the sentence, either the word order or grammar.

    "...In a statement released yesterday, HPL said that its interest in Ankerite will be funded by internal resources and/or bank borrowings through its wholly-owned subsidiary HPL Orchard Place."

    Is this order better, or are both technically acceptable? What about the lack of an 'a'?

    I always have a problem deciding which part of the information comes first...

    What do you think?

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    #2

    Re: From 'The Business Times'

    Quote Originally Posted by Krabby Krabs View Post
    "...In statement released yesterday, HPL said that its interest in Ankerite through its wholly-owned subsidiary HPL Orchard Place will be funded by internal resources and/or bank borrowings."

    [There is a link if necessary, but for now I'm restricted by the 5-post thing]

    I feel that 'something' is wrong or missing about the sentence, either the word order or grammar.

    "...In a statement released yesterday, HPL said that its interest in Ankerite will be funded by internal resources and/or bank borrowings through its wholly-owned subsidiary HPL Orchard Place."

    Is this order better, or are both technically acceptable? What about the lack of an 'a'?

    I always have a problem deciding which part of the information comes first...

    What do you think?
    Your version is better.

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