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    Can you help me with this sentence?

    New inventions come from efforts of the smart people who summarized their experience.

    Is there an easier way for "come from efforts of the smart people's who summarized their experience"??

    The verb "come from", is it natural English??

    Your answers will be appreciated.
    Last edited by michael147; 01-Oct-2012 at 15:55.

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    Re: Can you help me with this sentence?

    Hello Michael,

    Smart people: You don't use an apostrophe to make a plural, and "people" is already plural.
    But I don't know what you mean by "summarized their experience." Can you say this another way?

    "Come from" is okay, though.
    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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    Re: Can you help me with this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hello Michael,

    Smart people: You don't use an apostrophe to make a plural, and "people" is already plural.
    But I don't know what you mean by "summarized their experience." Can you say this another way?

    "Come from" is okay, though.

    I mean "sum up"

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    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    I'd use "combine" instead of "summarise" or "sum up."
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 01-Oct-2012 at 15:42.

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    Re: Can you help me with this sentence?

    Do you think it's more related to the sum of their experience, or from their ability to perceive a need and a solution?
    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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    Re: Can you help me with this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Do you think it's more related to the sum of their experience, or from their ability to perceive a need and a solution?
    Yeah, "it's more related to the sum of their experience," that's what I mean.
    And I want to say this sentence more concisely.
    Last edited by michael147; 01-Oct-2012 at 18:28.

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