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  1. B45
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    I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product line

    I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product line and push the brand to the next level.

    Is the sentence grammatical and does it make sense?

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    Re: I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product l

    I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now I am trying to expand our product line and push take the brand to the next level.

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    Re: I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product l

    I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product line and push the brand to the next level.

    I'm not sure if I should use trying here... Is push wrong, because I've seen it used like that before.

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    Re: I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product l

    Omitting 'I' is OK but I thought having it makes the sentence sound better.
    I would like to hear from the teachers.

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    Re: I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product l

    I am not a teacher.

    I don't think 'push' is wrong.

    People do 'take things to the next level', but if it is an arduous/laborious process, 'push' would convey that idea quite well.

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    Re: I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product l

    Push implies an element of force. IMO, 'take' sounds better.

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    Re: I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product l

    '1.5 years' is not colloquial.

    Say 'eighteen months' or 'a year and a half'.

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    Re: I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product l

    I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product line and push the brand to the next level.

    Other than the 1.5 years, the sentence is okay then?

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    Re: I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product l

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    I started a new business a year and a half ago, and now am trying to expand our product line and push the brand to the next level.

    Is the sentence grammatical and does it make sense?
    Yes. But don't say "1.5 years."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: I started a new business 1.5 years ago, and now am trying to expand our product l

    It's better with "... and am now trying ..." not "... and now am trying ...", at least to my ears.

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