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    are you behind this adventure

    I encountered the expression(in bold) given below, in a chat room.
    Heard a new skyscraper is coming up near the college. Are you behind this adventure?

    I believe it's intended as a pun, but does the word "adventure", really suit the context. Wouldn't something else(like "venture", "creation", or "work") be more appropriate(even as a joke)?

    Is there a more natural way to say it(the first line of my post) than "I encountered the expression" when it(the sentences below) was seen written and not heard being said?
    Last edited by justlearning; 21-Dec-2013 at 14:47.

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    Re: are you behind this adventure

    not a teacher

    Without knowing who was chatting, it's not clear whether the question is:

    1) "Do you support this project?", i.e. Do you think it's a good thing?
    2) "Are you responsible for this project?", i.e. Are you involved in the design/construction of this building?

    If it's (1), I think "venture" seems more likely and possibly what was intended.

    In the case of (2), "adventure" seems more appropriate if the writer saw the skyscraper as an exciting undertaking.

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