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  1. B45
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    Can this be said: I think it's got potential, but would first like to see phase one

    Can this be said:

    I think it's got potential, but would first like to see phase one of the hostel, that's due for completion next month, before I make a decision on pooling funds in or not.

    Is the segment in bold okay? Should I use parenthesis instead?

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    Re: Can this be said: I think it's got potential, but would first like to see phase

    Standard business-speak in my opinion, but I would omit the commas surrounding the italicized phrase.

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    Re: Can this be said: I think it's got potential, but would first like to see phase

    Shouldn't 'phase one' be capitalized?

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    Re: Can this be said: I think it's got potential, but would first like to see phase

    Do you mean bold phrase?

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    Re: Can this be said: I think it's got potential, but would first like to see phase

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Shouldn't 'phase one' be capitalized?
    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Do you mean bold phrase?
    Yes.

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    Re: Can this be said: I think it's got potential, but would first like to see phase

    Phase 1 is a given name for the first phase of the development, a proper noun. No?
    Last edited by tedmc; 04-Oct-2014 at 08:20.

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    Re: Can this be said: I think it's got potential, but would first like to see phase

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Phase 1 is a given name for the first phase of the development, a proper noun. No?
    We don't know whether it is the given name or not.

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    Re: Can this be said: I think it's got potential, but would first like to see phase

    If it is not the given name, shouldn't it be called first phase(common noun)?

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    Re: Can this be said: I think it's got potential, but would first like to see phase

    'See paragraph 15 of the handbook.'── quoted from http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...lish/paragraph
    'Paragraph' is a common noun, and it is OK to write 'paragraph 15'.

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