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    conduct (as a noun)

    I'd like to express "request them to conduct a survey again" using a noun instead of "to conduct".

    Would it be something like "request them follow-up conduct of a survey"?
    Native English speakers don't say "reconduct", do they?
    Last edited by pinkie9; 25-Nov-2010 at 15:18. Reason: typo

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    Re: conduct (as a noun)

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkie9 View Post
    I'd like to express "request them to conduct a survey again" using a noun instead of "to conduct".

    Would it be something like "request them follow-up conduct of a survey"?
    Native English speakers don't say "reconduct", do they?
    Try: "...request that they re-run the survey."

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    Re: conduct (as a noun)

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkie9 View Post
    I'd like to express "request them to conduct a survey again" using a noun instead of "to conduct".

    Would it be something like "request them follow-up conduct of a survey"?no
    Native English speakers don't say "reconduct", do they? Sometimes, but that's not a noun either.
    Why?

    The 'conduct' of an interview is the way it's conducted, so you simply can't request it. You could request a re-run* of the interview process.

    b

    PS *bhaisahab got there first!
    Last edited by BobK; 25-Nov-2010 at 15:43. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: conduct (as a noun)

    Thank you, bhaisahab and BobK.
    It is okay to say "request a re-run of the survey"?
    Because I'd like to use "re-run" (or something) as a noun and with "survey".

    Also, I'm not still sure about the usage of "conduct" as a noun.
    Could anyone please tell me example sentences of "conduct" as a noun, about for example conducting clinical studies?
    Last edited by pinkie9; 25-Nov-2010 at 23:17.

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    Re: conduct (as a noun)

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkie9 View Post
    Thank you, bhaisahab and BobK.
    It is okay to say "request a re-run of the survey"?
    Because I'd like to use "re-run" (or something) as a noun and with "survey".

    Also, I'm not still sure about the usage of "conduct" as a noun.
    Could anyone please tell me example sentences of "conduct" as a noun, about for example conducting clinical studies?
    'The UN observers were not satisfied with the conduct of the election.'

    b

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