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    Means / , meaning

    Hi,

    Question:
    This sentence is written by a native English speak.
    However, I think "means" has grammatical mistake.
    I think ", meaning" should be used.
    Agree?



    Sentence:
    It was a natural choice to apply to ABC Bank as employment with one of the world's leading international banks means exposure to the complete spectrum of products across numerous sectors.

    Ie, rewrite as
    .. international banks, meaning exposure to the..


    Thanks

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    Re: Means / , meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    This sentence is written by a native English speak.
    However, I think "means" has grammatical mistake.
    I think ", meaning" should be used.
    Agree?



    Sentence:
    It was a natural choice to apply to ABC Bank as employment with one of the world's leading international banks means exposure to the complete spectrum of products across numerous sectors.

    Ie, rewrite as
    .. international banks, meaning exposure to the..


    Thanks
    It was a natural choice to apply to ABC Bank as employment [with one of the world's leading international banks] means exposure to the complete spectrum of products across numerous sectors.

    If you remove the part I have put in square brackets, you may see why "means" is correct. ".....as employment means exposure...."

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    Re: Means / , meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It was a natural choice to apply to ABC Bank as employment [with one of the world's leading international banks] means exposure to the complete spectrum of products across numerous sectors.

    If you remove the part I have put in square brackets, you may see why "means" is correct. ".....as employment means exposure...."
    I know it is correct now.

    Someone told me the sentence is hard to read.

    If I rewrite the sentence as follow, it will be more easy to understand:



    It was a natural choice to apply to ABC Bank, because employment with one of the world's leading international banks means exposure to the complete spectrum of products across numerous sectors.

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