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    Focused or focusing, knolwedge of/on/in

    Dear Teachers

    I am not sure if the word "focus" should be "focused" or "focusing" in the following context. And, should I use "on" or "of" or other preposition for "knowledge"?

    Based in Shanghai, Holden is heading the Hong Kong investment team focused/focusing on the Hong Kong equity strategy. Holden has 20 years of industry experience and brings significant local knowledge on/of/in Hong Kong markets to the company.


    Please advise


    Holden

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    Re: Focused or focusing, knolwedge of/on/in

    For me, either "focused" or "focusing" is correct. For the second, I would use "of'.

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    Re: Focused or focusing, knolwedge of/on/in

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    For me, either "focused" or "focusing" is correct. For the second, I would use "of'.
    Could you explain why "focused" works there?
    Is it a past participle functioning as an adjective in the sentence?

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    Re: Focused or focusing, knolwedge of/on/in

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Could you explain why "focused" works there?
    Is it a past participle functioning as an adjective in the sentence?
    Yes. Understand as: "team [that is] focused."

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