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    Marked by

    Is it correct to say "I am glad that my visit to friendly Austria is marked by organization of an Armenian-Austrian business forum"?

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    #2

    Re: Marked by

    No. I don't know what it means.

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    Re: Marked by

    If you mean that an Armenian-Austrian business forum has been organised specifically to mark your visit then your sentence works if you add "the" before "organisation" (and a couple of other slight changes).

    I am delighted that my visit to Austria has been marked by the organisation of an Armenian-Austrian business forum.

    I don't think you need to say "friendly Austria". That sounds as if there is an unfriendly Austria which you didn't visit.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Marked by

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't think you need to say "friendly Austria". That sounds as if there is an unfriendly Austria which you didn't visit.
    It is a diplomatic way to refer to a given country. I do not know a better way of expressing this.

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    Re: Marked by

    If you really want to use it, use it. It sounds unnatural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Marked by

    Quote Originally Posted by Mher View Post
    It is a diplomatic way to refer to a given country. I do not know a better way of expressing this.
    You'll remember me questioning your "friendly Lithuanians". It seems I'm not the only one who dislikes it. Perhaps you need an alternative?

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    #7

    Re: Marked by

    I perfectly remember that case. However, I can't find any alternative. Perhaps cutting out is the only way.

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