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    with more open embrace

    Please explain to me the meaning of "with more open embrace" on the following sentence - Big Oil is throwing huge resources at the problem with more open embrace of unconventional petroleum developments.

    Many thanks

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    Re: with more open embrace

    Quote Originally Posted by olegv View Post
    Please explain to me the meaning of "with more open embrace" on the following sentence - Big Oil is throwing huge resources at the problem with more open embrace of unconventional petroleum developments.

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    I suspect that sentence may have been written by a non-native English speaker as it doesn't make much sense to me.

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    Re: with more open embrace

    It is strange, but I suppose it means that they are more positive about unconventional petrol developments than they were in the past.

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    Re: with more open embrace

    What if we add the article "a"?

    Big Oil is throwing huge resources at the problem with more a open embrace of unconventional petroleum developments.

    It's still a stilted sentence, but the idea that Big Oil is throwing money at the problem and is embracing unconventional something appears more clear.
    The problem is the term "petroleum developments". It makes no sense in the sentence.

    John

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    Re: with more open embrace

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    What if we add the article "a"?

    Big Oil is throwing huge resources at the problem with more a open embrace of unconventional petroleum developments.

    It's still a stilted sentence, but the idea that Big Oil is throwing money at the problem and is embracing unconventional something appears more clear.
    The problem is the term "petroleum developments". It makes no sense in the sentence.

    John
    Wouldn't the "a" be better placed before "more"?

    BO is throwing huge resources at the problem with a more open embrace of ...

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    Re: with more open embrace

    Yes - and that's exactly where I intended to place it.
    But, for some reason, my hand-eye coordination put it in the wrong place.
    Sorry about that.

    John

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