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    Consultants vs Consultancy

    Dear all,

    I have two questions regarding choice of words for a company offering both therapy services and consultation on communication disorders.

    Please see these two examples below:

    1) ABC Therapy and Communication Consultants Limited

    2) ABC Therapy and Communication Consultancy Limited

    Q1) should I use consultants or consultancy? I see both on the net.

    Q2) does it sounds right to use "therapy" in the above examples. Or should I use the word"therapeutic" instead?

    Your advice is very much appreciated!

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    The first one is a better choice. Use "therapy". If you use "therapeutic" you'll have to think up a noun to go with it.

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    Re: Consultants vs Consultancy

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    The first one is a better choice. Use "therapy". If you use "therapeutic" you'll have to think up a noun to go with it.
    Why is the first one a better choice?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Consultants vs Consultancy

    A consultant is somebody whose advice you would seek on important matters. Also, people are more familiar with "consultant" than they are the other one.

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    Re: Consultants vs Consultancy

    Thanks! So do you recommend using consultants limited or consultant limited for a formal company name?

    With regard to your earlier advice on using the adj" therapeutic" please see if you think the name below is appropriate:

    ABC Therapeutic Learning and Communication Consultants Limited

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    A consultant is somebody whose advice you would seek on important matters. Also, people are more familiar with "consultant" than they are the other one.
    Last edited by youcansayiy; 27-Dec-2015 at 16:27.

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    Re: Consultants vs Consultancy

    "Therapeutic Learning" is, to me, an odd phrase. I think you could leave "Therapeutic" out of the title, thus:

    ABC Learning and Communication Consultants, Limited

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    Re: Consultants vs Consultancy

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    A consultant is somebody whose advice you would seek on important matters. Also, people are more familiar with "consultant" than they are the other one.
    People who know what a consultant is would know what consultancy is, surely.
    I think "consultancy" is more consistent with "therapy", both being services.
    I prefer "therapy"(what therapy?) to come after "communication".
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    Thank you very much for your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    "Therapeutic Learning" is, to me, an odd phrase. I think you could leave "Therapeutic" out of the title, thus:

    ABC Learning and Communication Consultants, Limited

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    Re: Consultants vs Consultancy

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I think "consultancy" is more consistent with "therapy", both being services.
    I think the former is a company instead of a service.

    Quote Originally Posted by youcansayiy View Post
    Thank you very much for your help!
    Your clicking on the 'Thank' button has already obviated the need for a new post saying 'Thank you'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Consultants vs Consultancy

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think the former is a company instead of a service.
    Consultancy means more than just a company.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...sh/consultancy
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