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    #1

    Which version is better

    It's me again!

    Which version is better?
    The management and immediate superiors of organisational cells are obliged by me to do the following?

    or

    The management and immediate superiors of organisational cells are placed/put by me under an obligation to do the following?

    or

    I place/put the management and immediate superiors of organisational cells under an obligation to do the following?

    In my opinion, variant 2 and 3 are acceptable, but I may be wrong.

    What do you think?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Which version is better

    Let me say at the beginning that all three are intelligible. But "by me" in 1 and 2 is rather unnatural. So while all three are somewhat tortured, I think the third is the least unnatural.

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    #3

    Re: Which version is better

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    It's me again!

    Which version is better?
    The management and immediate superiors of organisational cells are obliged by me to do the following?

    or

    The management and immediate superiors of organisational cells are placed/put by me under an obligation to do the following?

    or

    I place/put the management and immediate superiors of organisational cells under an obligation to do the following?

    In my opinion, variant 2 and 3 are acceptable, but I may be wrong.

    What do you think?

    Thank you.
    I agree with probus :) The last one sounds best out of the 3 but you can improve the first 2 if you drop "by me", that is if it is implied or already known.

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    #4

    Re: Which version is better

    I like the first best.

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    #5

    Re: Which version is better

    I don't like any of them.

    I prefer: "The management and immediate superiors of organisational cells are required to do the following."

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