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    Can I paraphrase this sentence (Numerous examples exist of translation problems in advertising.) like this:
    There exist many examples which have problems in advertising translation.

    Exist is vi; if it is used with an object. It has to be followed by a prep. Is that right?

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    Re: exist of

    Quote Originally Posted by ziawj2 View Post
    Can I paraphrase this sentence (Numerous examples exist of translation problems in advertising.) like this:
    There exist many examples which have problems in advertising translation.

    Exist is vi; if it is used with an object. It has to be followed by a prep. Is that right?
    No, don't do that, it's almost impossible to understand; whereas the original is perfectly clear.

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    Re: exist of

    Perhaps you could say:

    Problems with translating advertisements exist in many forms.

    Many examples of problems in advertising translation exist.

    But why use the word "exist"?

    Just say "there are problems . . . ."

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