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    Please, check this sentence


    Meanwhile, the company can be satisfied with its struggle against its competitors being done by others. And yet, a political escalation in the region could affect the company's sales.

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    Re: Please, check this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by motico View Post

    Meanwhile, the company can be satisfied with its struggle against its competitors being done by others. And yet, a political escalation in the region could affect the company's sales.
    I don't understand the part in bold. Can you say that another way?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    I don't understand the part in bold. Can you say that another way?
    Perhaps I should have written: "being waged by others?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by motico View Post

    Meanwhile, the company can be satisfied with its struggle against its competitors being done by others. And yet, a political escalation in the region could affect the company's sales.
    Do you mean that other companies are waging a war against the company's competitors on its behalf?

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    Re: Please, check this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Do you mean that other companies are waging a war against the company's competitors on its behalf?
    Other companies, government authorities etc.

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    Re: Please, check this sentence

    Do you mean that the subject company has competitors, but those competitors are having problems because of other entities?
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    Re: Please, check this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by motico View Post

    Meanwhile, the company can be satisfied with its struggle against its competitors being done by others. And yet, a political escalation in the region could affect the company's sales.
    Could it be something on the lines of:

    The company can derive some satisfactionfrom the fact that the struggle it is involved in against its competitors is being aided / has been joined by other companies and by government authorities.

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    Okay. Let's forget about the company. I'll try to rephrase the sentence as follows:

    Meanwhile, nation X can be satisfied with its war against its enemy being waged by others [International Tribunal, for example...] . And yet, escalation in the neighboring capital could affect nation X's northern border.

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    Re: Please, check this sentence

    No, it doesn't make sense.

    If it's MY war, then others aren't waging it.
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    Re: Please, check this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by motico View Post

    Meanwhile, the company can be satisfied with its struggle against its competitors being done by others. And yet, a political escalation in the region could affect the company's sales.
    "Meanwhile, the company can be satisfied that its competitors are fighting among themselves."

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