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    Post extend the ''frontier'' of their outreach or simply extend their outreach?

    Hello everyone

    I am wondering if this sentence ''...extend the frontier of their outreach'' is verbose and shall be shortened as ''extend their outreach.''

    Hope you guys could kindly help me with this question.

    Thanks a million in advance!

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    Re: extend the ''frontier'' of their outreach or simply extend their outreach?

    What is the source of your material, please?
    We need a complete sentence.
    (I am not a teacher.)

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    Re: extend the ''frontier'' of their outreach or simply extend their outreach?

    Hi,

    Well, I just want to say ''museums extend the frontier of their outreach'' and wondering if that sounds right.

    Any comments are welcome!

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    Re: extend the ''frontier'' of their outreach or simply extend their outreach?

    Quote Originally Posted by James Ko View Post
    Hi,

    Well, I just want to say ''museums extend the frontier of their outreach'' and wondering if that sounds right.

    Any comments are welcome!
    That makes less sense than the original. Can you write a full sentence, and a description of what you'd like it to mean? It might be a redundant phrase, but we can't say.

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    Re: extend the ''frontier'' of their outreach or simply extend their outreach?

    Thanks, Raymott.

    The context is simply. I'd like to say technology helps museums extend the frontier of their outreach (services). It sounds a little bit awkward, but I think simply saying ''technology helps museums extend their outreach'' is not very emphatic. So I need you inputs.

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    Re: extend the ''frontier'' of their outreach or simply extend their outreach?

    Quote Originally Posted by James Ko View Post
    Thanks, Raymott.

    The context is simply. I'd like to say technology helps museums extend the frontier of their outreach (services). It sounds a little bit awkward, but I think simply saying ''technology helps museums extend their outreach'' is not very emphatic. So I need you inputs.
    There's nothing wrong with "technology helps museums extend their outreach" if you're going to use that in a context in which the meaning is clear - eg. by giving an example of what you mean.

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    Re: extend the ''frontier'' of their outreach or simply extend their outreach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There's nothing wrong with "technology helps museums extend their outreach" if you're going to use that in a context in which the meaning is clear - eg. by giving an example of what you mean.
    but could I emphasize this by putting ''frontier'' in the sentence?

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    Re: extend the ''frontier'' of their outreach or simply extend their outreach?

    It's not a good choice. You can perhaps use "expanding their footprint" or talk of casting a wider net, but they are not going where no one has gone before.
    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: extend the ''frontier'' of their outreach or simply extend their outreach?

    Quote Originally Posted by James Ko View Post
    but could I emphasize this by putting ''frontier'' in the sentence?
    Sorry, I couldn't say without knowing in simple, straightforward English what the phrase is supposed to mean. It could mean anything from adding an extra wing to getting an extra hour on PBS to sourcing fossils from further afield. No, adding 'frontier' does not help clarify the meaning.

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