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    Lax Oversight + ???

    Would it be correct (and natural) to say "...lax oversight on controlling the process."?

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    #2

    Re: Lax Oversight + ???

    That is not a sentence.


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    #3

    Re: Lax Oversight + ???

    Please give us the entire sentence from which those words come.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Lax Oversight + ???

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please give us the entire sentence from which those words come.
    I am afraid there is no sentence from which those words come. I am trying to form a text using that expression, and trying to understand its proper usage (which is the really important thing). For instance: Officials found lax oversight on controlling the processes. With this sentence I try to say that officials, after inspecting a factory (for instance) observed a negligent control of processes. Is it right? In other case, I would like to know how to use it.

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    #5

    Re: Lax Oversight + ???

    You could say "While inspecting the factory, officials observed negligence involving the control of processes".

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    Re: Lax Oversight + ???

    Thanks for the answer Mike, but it is the expression "Lax Oversight" and its usage what I am interested in, and not an alternative way to express the meaning.

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    Re: Lax Oversight + ???

    You could substitute "lax oversight" for "negligence" in my sentence, but I don't see that as an improvement.

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    Re: Lax Oversight + ???

    I could, but I do not want, because I want to use the expression "lax oversight" in the text. And understand its usage. Whether it is possible or not to use it with the gerund.

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    #9

    Re: Lax Oversight + ???

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertBel View Post
    I could, but I do not want, because I want to use the expression "lax oversight" in the text. And understand its usage. Whether it is possible or not to use it with the gerund.
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    Lax oversight on the controlling of processes.

    Lax oversight in/on the control of processes.

    Lax oversight on the control of processes.

    Lax oversight on the part of officials in the control of processes.
    Last edited by José Manuel Rosón Bravo; 29-Aug-2014 at 12:52. Reason: I forgot the gerund.
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    Re: Lax Oversight + ???

    Just "lax oversight of the process." Oversight includes control.

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