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    position of "has been noted"

    Hello everyone,

    Could you please tell me if both of the following sentences are correct?

    1. The necessity of transition has been noted to a free-market economy.

    2. The necessity of transition to a free-market economy has been noted.

    Or such word order (as in the first sentence) is only possible if a sentence is long as in:

    http://www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/Home...Part%20one.pdf

    During the last 5 to 10 years, the concept has been developed of a Councilís strategic housing role.
    Last edited by KLPNO; 10-May-2011 at 00:17.

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    #2

    Re: position of "has been noted"

    You could perhaps say the necessity has been noted, but you need to keep the "to" part right next to "transition."

    #1 is impossible.
    #2 is fine.
    #3 could be "The necessity has been noted for a need to transition to... (or something like that.)
    Last edited by Barb_D; 10-May-2011 at 13:52.
    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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    #3

    Re: position of "has been noted"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You could perhaps say the necessity has been noted, but you need to keep the "to" part right next to "transition."

    #1 is imossible.
    #2 is fine.
    #3 could be "The necessity has been noted for a need to transition to... (or something like that.)
    Thank you, Barb_D.

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