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Please take a look at the following sentences:
"CAAC has decided to start the business of advance booking and ticketing".
"CAAC now accepts advance booking and ticketing."
I am aware that they are both grammatically acceptable.
Some people claim the first sentence is wordy (and unacceptable).
To me, the first one seems to be a more formal counterpart of the second(Do you agree?).
I know my question isn't so black-and-white so I just want to hear your opinions. How many people agree with me?
"CAAC has decided to accept advance bookings and ticketing" is OK if you want to stress the decision, rather than the practice. Note however, that only your second sentence states that they are now doing this.
So what do you think of this? Is "Access to" redundant in here?
"Access to clean drinking water has been a scarce commodity to most people in Kisumu"
Is "Clean drinking water has.............." better?