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    Cool made or have an analysis?

    Hello!

    If I'm presenting a project and say "we made an analysis, here are the results". Is that correct? Would it be better to say "we've made"?

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    Re: made or have an analysis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    If I'm presenting a project and say "we made an analysis, here are the results". Is that correct? Would it be better to say "we've made"?

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    Use the present perfect, but don't use "made"; "carried out" or "done" would be better.
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    Re: made or have an analysis?

    Thank you Baisahab.

    Could you tell me if this sentence is correct pleasse?

    "We have carried out an analysis and we have found out that our sales decreased because of our products quality."

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    Cool Re: made or have an analysis?

    Thank you Gillnetter.

    Could we also use the past simple, considering that our "analysis' is finished?

    Could we say "products' quality"?

    Thanks a lot
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    Last edited by Will17; 22-Mar-2011 at 19:57.

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    Cool Re: made or have an analysis?

    I'm sorry to insist...

    Could you explain to me why the present perfect is necessary even though our analysis is finished?

    Can we say "products' quality" instead of "product's quality"?

    Thank you
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    #6

    Re: made or have an analysis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    I'm sorry to insist...

    Could you explain to me why the present perfect is necessary even though our analysis is finished? You can use the present perfect if the action has been completed recently. It isn't necessary, but IMO it's more elegant.

    Can we say "products' quality" instead of "product's quality"?
    You can if you're talking about more than one product.
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    #7

    Re: made or have an analysis?

    What about this ?;

    ...our sales have decreased because of our product's quality.

    Without the present perfect it sounds to me that the decrease happened in a singular point in time not during a period.

    Thanks for your replies in advance.

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    Re: made or have an analysis?

    I wouldn't use "products' quality" it's ugly. Why not use the much more pleasing and elegant, "the quality of the products"?

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    Re: made or have an analysis?

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    What about this ?;

    ...our sales have decreased because of our product's quality.

    Without the present perfect it sounds to me that the decrease happened in a singular point in time not during a period.

    Thanks for your replies in advance.
    That's a valid point, one could use the present perfect, or the past perfect (depending on the context), but it's not really necessary.

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    #10

    Re: made or have an analysis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    The possesive form of product is product's.

    How else (in which tense) would you write the sentence?
    In the past simple....?

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