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    Sentence Structure

    Hi. I am at a loss to construct the following sentence, "...as well as to discuss with the Armenian IT specialists world tendencies and challenges in that sphere which are of concern to the Armenian IT community."
    I wonder whether it is correct to use the framework "discuss with somebody something" here?

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    Re: Sentence Structure

    It's not a sentence. Presumably it's preceded by something like 'Their intention was to <do-something-else>...'.

    The rest is inelegant and poorly constructed. Somebody was going to discuss with Armenian students things that are of particular concern to Armenian students.

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    PS 'I am at a loss to contrue...'. It's quite an old-fashioned word, but it means 'put a construction on'.

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    Re: Sentence Structure

    Instead of world tendencies, global trends might work better. I think it might work better if you used discuss something with someone.

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    Re: Sentence Structure

    So can I say "...as well as to discuss global trends and challenges in that sphere which are of particular concern to the Armenian IT community with Armenian IT specialists?"
    "I am at a loss to do ...". I came across this expression when reading one of the stories by Edgar Allan Poe, that is why it is no surprise that it is old-fashioned
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    Re: Sentence Structure

    Couldn't you cut with Armenian IT specialists- it would make it less repetitious.

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    #6

    Re: Sentence Structure

    Good idea - cutting stuff often is!

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