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    Question about phrase

    Hello,

    I was translating one text from my native language to english and I was not sure if done the job right with this particular sentence. More then grammer I have doubt about meaning of it. The sentence goes like this:

    This gallery works on presentation of artists and placement of their work.

    My question is if word "placement" can be used in this context and if this is adequate word for this?


    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Question about phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Hello,

    I was translating one text from my native language to english and I was not sure if done the job right with this particular sentence. More then grammer I have doubt about meaning of it. The sentence goes like this:

    This gallery works on presentation of artists and placement of their work.

    My question is if word "placement" can be used in this context and if this is adequate word for this?


    Thanks in advance
    My guess is the gallery exhibits the works of artists and tries to sell them to the public.

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    Re: Question about phrase

    I agree with MikeNY.

    Please note, Begbie, that a better title would have been 'Placement'.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'


    Rover

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    Re: Question about phrase

    Yes, your guesses are right ;) so to use word placment is ok ?

    P.S.

    Sorry for the title

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    Re: Question about phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Yes, your guesses are right ;) so to use word placment is ok ?

    P.S.

    Sorry for the title
    I would not use "placement". It sounds too much like arranging things on the walls. How about "promoting"? That word carries the meanings of both marketing and selling.

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    Re: Question about phrase

    Cool ;) it sounds interesting :) So the sentence can go:

    This gallery works on presentation of artists and promoting of their work.

    Thx

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    Re: Question about phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Cool ;) it sounds interesting :) So the sentence can go:

    This gallery works on presentation of artists and promoting of their work.

    Thx
    Just "promoting their work".

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    Re: Question about phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Cool. It sounds interesting. Please use standard punctuation. If you want to insert smileys use the icon.

    Thanks. (Please use standard English spellings.)
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    Re: Question about phrase

    The gallery displays and promotes artists' work.

    (This is why people should translate things to their own language from English, or work with a good editor if they try to translate into English.)
    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: Question about phrase

    Thank you on your answers. They are very helpful.

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