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    Business English Question

    I have some questions relation to Business English, with a couple examples below:
    Would you write: business process optimisation to refer to one or more processes or one of the following options - business processes' optimisation/ the optimisation of business processes

    Another similar example - Can you say asset valuation to refer to one or more assets or one of the following options - assets valuation/ assets' valuation or the valuation of assets?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Business English Question

    Your member profile shows that your native language is English. Are you certain that is correct?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Business English Question

    Yes, why?

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    Re: Business English Question

    Quote Originally Posted by zam22 View Post
    I have some questions in relation to (or "relating to") Business English, with a couple of examples below:

    Would you write (no colon here) "business process optimisation" to refer to one or more processes or one of the following options - business processes' optimisation/the optimisation of business processes?

    Another similar example - can you say "asset valuation" to refer to one or more assets or one of the following options - assets valuation/assets' valuation or the valuation of assets?

    Thank you.
    I asked for two reasons. As you can see from my corrections above in red, there were some errors in your post which led me to think you were a non-native speaker. Also, it's quite unusual for someone to give, using your example, Portugal as both their home country (ie where they grew up) and their current location yet for their native language not to be the native language of that country.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Business English Question

    To answer your questions: "business process optimisation" and "asset valuation" are the right terms.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Business English Question

    I believe 'a couple examples' (without 'of') is acceptable in AmE.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Aug-2016 at 22:13. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I believe 'a couple examples' (without 'of') is acceptable in AmE.
    That's a fair point. I must admit that because the OP's native language is simply shown as "English", I assumed it was "British English". Of course, that might not be correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    To answer your questions: "business process optimisation" and "asset valuation" are the right terms.
    Thank you, but if you read these terms would you understand them as referring to "processes" in general and "assets" in general, as in more than one process and more than one asset?

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    Re: Business English Question

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I asked for two reasons. As you can see from my corrections above in red, there were some errors in your post which led me to think you were a non-native speaker. Also, it's quite unusual for someone to give, using your example, Portugal as both their home country (ie where they grew up) and their current location yet for their native language not to be the native language of that country.
    I apologise for the errors, I wrote the question in a rush.

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    Re: Business English Question

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    To answer your questions: "business process optimisation" and "asset valuation" are the right terms.
    Quote Originally Posted by zam22 View Post
    Thank you, but if you read these terms would you understand them as referring to "processes" in general and "assets" in general, as in more than one process and more than one asset?
    Can you provide a couple of sentences illustrating the usage you're asking about?
    I am not a teacher.

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