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    Having made money and property

    There is one Chinese export product that is seemingly unstoppable at the moment - millionaires.
    Porsche-driving Louie Huang lives in Shanghai, having made his money - a lot of money - in property.

    He is having a 200-room villa built here and owns properties in at least five other cities around the world.
    But while his business interests remain in China, he has also stumped up the sizeable investment needed to buy himself residency rights in Singapore.


    Please look at the following sentence.
    Porsche-driving Louie Huang lives in Shanghai, having made his money - a lot of money - in property.


    My husband and I think it is an awkward one.

    Porsche-driving Louie Huang lives in Shanghai. {This is correct.}

    Porsche-driving Louie Huang lives in Shanghai made a lot of money and property. { You could write this too.}

    He made his money or he made a lot of money { Correct.}

    He made his money and property. { We don't know whether it is correct to say 'made property'.}

    The original sentence is strange, we think.

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    Re: Having made money and property

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    There is one Chinese export product that is seemingly unstoppable at the moment - millionaires.
    Porsche-driving Louie Huang lives in Shanghai, having made his money - a lot of money - in property.

    He is having a 200-room villa built here and owns properties in at least five other cities around the world.
    But while his business interests remain in China, he has also stumped up the sizeable investment needed to buy himself residency rights in Singapore.


    Please look at the following sentence.
    Porsche-driving Louie Huang lives in Shanghai, having made his money - a lot of money - in property.


    My husband and I think it is an awkward one.

    Porsche-driving Louie Huang lives in Shanghai. {This is correct.}

    Porsche-driving Louie Huang lives in Shanghai made a lot of money and property. { You could write this too.}

    He made his money or he made a lot of money { Correct.}

    He made his money and property. { We don't know whether it is correct to say 'made property'.}

    The original sentence is strange, we think.
    NOT A TEACHER / NOT A NATIVE SPEAKER

    Please observe that it doesn't say, that Louie Huang "made property". It says that he made money "in property" which specifies where his fortune is invested (in property as opposed to shares or bonds for example)

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    #3

    Re: Having made money and property

    You asked about this last week. Was there some problem with the answer given?

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    Re: Having made money and property

    Yes SoothingDave, I asked the same question. However, we could not find it on the board.
    Then we thought an administrator has removed it.
    I will not ask the same question again. Why should I repeat questions?

    Jarek says he made money in property.
    My husband and I couldn't understand this point.
    Do you think it is a correct sentence?

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    #5

    Re: Having made money and property

    Yes, it's correct. He bought and sold property. Probably developed it.

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    #6

    Re: Having made money and property

    Yes, it's correct. He made money by buying and selling buildings — houses, apartments, shops, warehouses, factories etc.

    Rover

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