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    To acquire or acquiring

    Hi there,

    Should I use "to acquire" or "acquiring"?

    I was joining in a team of 15 members to acquire/acquiring a total of 3 ISO standards for TN Singapore on behalf of entire IT department.

    Thank you
    Last edited by seanlim; 17-Jul-2014 at 05:38. Reason: word repeat

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    #2

    Re: To acquire or acquiring

    I would use "to acquire" there.

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    #3

    Re: To acquire or acquiring

    I would join a team, not join in.

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    #4

    Re: To acquire or acquiring

    I don't understand why there's "in a team" instead of "in the team".
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: To acquire or acquiring

    Do you mean this?

    I became part of a 15-member team tasked with obtaining three separate ISO certficiations for TN Singapore.

    I don't know what you mean by "on behalf of the entire IT department."
    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: To acquire or acquiring

    Hi Barb_D,

    I means each department e.g. data entry, warehouse, marketing have to send at least one staff to represent the entire department to fulfill the requirement of ISO. And I represent IT(Information Technology).

    Thank you

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    Re: To acquire or acquiring


    I represented the IT department on a 15-member team tasked with obtaining three separate ISO certficiations for TN Singapore.
    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: To acquire or acquiring

    Hi Barb_D,

    I don't mean to disrespect, just want to double confirm that the "15-member" do not require "s"?

    15-member/15-members.

    Thank you

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    #9

    Re: To acquire or acquiring

    It is used as an adjective, so there should be no 's' behind it.

    Not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: To acquire or acquiring

    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim View Post
    Hi Barb_D,

    I don't mean to disrespect, just want to double confirm that the "15-member" do not require "s"?

    15-member/15-members.

    Thank you
    It is always a good thing to question something that doesn't seem right. I do make a LOT of typos, and while most do not affect the grammar, sometimes they do. I don't think confirming something that doesn't seem right is disrespectful at all.

    But yes, it's correct as written.

    A 3-mile hike.
    A 20-member panel.
    A 6-foot ladder.
    A 500-page book.

    We use the singular for all those constructions.
    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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