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    Undergo Construction

    Could this be poorly written:

    ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City#Urban_settlement )
    "The City also underwent massive construction during the 1960s and 1970s."

    I find it weird to read that a place underwent construction. But "a place underwent renovation" sounds okay to me. "undergo repairs" also sound okay to me. Could the example be wrong?

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    Re: Undergo Construction

    The original is fine.

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    Re: Undergo Construction

    Would it be okay to write:

    "The house underwent construction."

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    "The company underwent a founding."

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    Re: Undergo Construction

    For the first, yes; for the second, no.

    Your four choices differ by scale: Massive construction > construction or renovation > repairs. "Founding" doesn't work.

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    Re: Undergo Construction

    Constructing a house causes the house to exist, just as a founding of a company causes the company to exist. Yet, a house could undergo construction, but a company cannot undergo a founding.
    Last edited by mareee; 21-Mar-2014 at 04:26.

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    Re: Undergo Construction

    A company cannot undergo construction either.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 21-Mar-2014 at 04:23. Reason: typo

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    Re: Undergo Construction

    In the case of the house, it has already been constructed. When it undergoes construction it is being changed. When a business is founded, it exists. Even when it is changed, it is not being refounded.

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    Re: Undergo Construction

    Thread closed.

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