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    Please check if the sentence is idiomatic or not

    Hi! I need to translate a promo text for a company into English but I am afraid it is not idiomatic enough. Is it possible to say: we prove our competence in actions?
    The main idea is to write that the company doesn't boast of being a team of professionals saying how good they are but proves it by doing their job well. Any ideas are welcome! Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Please check if the sentence is idiomatic or not

    Maybe "We prove our competence by our actions". It's not great but it's grammatically correct. You need to know that being "competent" is not a particularly wonderful thing! It's OK but it's not particularly complimentary. It's just OK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Please check if the sentence is idiomatic or not

    Agreed. You'll see our excellence in our actions.
    Perhaps.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Please check if the sentence is idiomatic or not

    Ok, thanks for the ideas!

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    Re: Please check if the sentence is idiomatic or not

    I'd rather deal with a competent company than one who advertises their excellence with no justification. Since you are writing for the company, you should check with them whether they can provide a service consistent with that claim. But keep in mind I know nothing about advertising in Russia. Here, everybody's 'excellent' in their ads since such claims are not generally testable by consumer-protecting authorities. On the other hand you cannot lie about something specific such as having the "lowest prices" unless you actually do.
    I actually like the truth of your suggestion - though it wouldn't work in the west.

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