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    "Concern" as a group of enterprises

    Dear friends,

    My question is about the term "concern" used to mean a big group of enterprises (companies) joined and functioning together. I have doubts because I've found the translation from Russian in my dictionary and I'll give the example:

    "Developmentof cooperation between Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University"LETI" and Concern "Oceanpribor" on the implementation ofknowledge-intensive production of hydroacoustic monitoring systems".

    Is the word "concern" used correctly?

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    #2

    Re: "Concern" as a group of enterprises

    No, and in fact the whole sentence sounds unnatural.

    Have a look at the example sentences of "concern" as a noun in the link below.
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/concern

    Also, take a look at "going concern" in the following link,
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/de.../going_concern

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    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No, and in fact the whole sentence sounds unnatural.

    Have a look at the example sentences of "concern" as a noun in the link below.
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/concern

    Also, take a look at "going concern" in the following link,
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/de.../going_concern
    ok, then how can we call a group of enterprises joined together? What is unnatural about the sentence?

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    Re: "Concern" as a group of enterprises

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    OK, then how what can we call a group of enterprises joined together?
    Try "conglomerate", "consortium", or simply "group."

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    What is unnatural about the sentence?
    For a start, it doesn't even have a main verb!

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    Re: "Concern" as a group of enterprises

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Try "conglomerate", "consortium", or simply "group."

    For a start, it doesn't even have a main verb!
    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll just write the name of the company without adding anything at all because it's simply not needed. The sentence doesn't have a verb because it's a title.

    I've reformulated a little bit and here is what I've got:

    "Developmentof cooperation between Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University"LETI" and "Oceanpribor" regarding the implementation ofknowledge-intensive hydroacoustic monitoring system production"

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    Re: "Concern" as a group of enterprises

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    The sentence doesn't have a verb because it's a title.
    It's not a sentence then.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: "Concern" as a group of enterprises

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's not a sentence then.
    ok, maybe I've been inaccurate in the formulation of my question. I was speaking about the title of a paper. Is there anything else unnatural now?

    "Development of cooperation between Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University"LETI" and "Oceanpribor" regarding the implementation of knowledge-intensive hydroacoustic monitoring system production"

    Thanks

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    #8

    Re: "Concern" as a group of enterprises

    Note that you can write "OK" or "okay" but not "ok". In posts #3 and #7, you used it as the first word of a sentence. On that basis, because a sentence must start with a capital letter, you could have used "OK" or "Okay".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Concern" as a group of enterprises

    Development of cooperation between Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University"LETI" and "Oceanpribor" regarding the implementation of knowledge-intensive hydroacoustic monitoring system production

    Could you please elaborate what the underlined phrases mean?
    I am not a teacher.

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