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    Lightbulb HELP !! Does it sound about " the salary and revenue"OK?

    Please check the line below:

    "The salary is how much you are valued by a company, the revenue is how much you deserve in a commercial world."

    Does it sound Ok with you? or give me some advice.

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    Re: HELP !! Does it sound about " the salary and revenue"OK?

    Why do you use the definite article for "salary" and "revenue".
    Those are run-on sentences you have written, which require a semi-colon or a period in between.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: HELP !! Does it sound about " the salary and revenue"OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by montoya lee View Post
    Please check the line below:

    "The salary is how much you are valued by a company, the revenue is how much you deserve in a commercial world."

    Does it sound Ok with you? or give me some advice.
    No 'the' in front of 'salary' and 'revenue'.

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    Re: HELP !! Does it sound about " the salary and revenue"OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by montoya lee View Post
    HELP! Does what I say about "salary and revenue" sound OK?

    Please check the line below:

    "Salary is how much you are valued by a company. Revenue is how much you deserve in a commercial world."

    Does it sound okay to you? Give me some advice.
    The first sentence makes sense, as long as you're just speaking figuratively. (Literally, it's how much you're paid, not valued.)

    I'm not sure about the second sentence. Are you being figurative again? Revenue is what a company actually receives, not what it deserves to receive. I'm not sure that companies deserve to receive anything in a competitive world.

    So tell us more!
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 13-Mar-2017 at 14:40.
    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: HELP !! Does it sound about " the salary and revenue"OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    The first sentence makes sense, as long as you're just speaking figuratively. (Literally, it's how much you're paid, not valued.)

    I'm not sure about the second sentence. Are you being figurative again? Revenue is what a company actually receives, not what it deserves to receive. I'm not sure that companies deserve to receive anything in a competitive world.

    So tell us more!
    How about:" The salary is how much you are paid by a company, the income is how much you can make by all your means."

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    Re: HELP !! Does it sound about " the salary and revenue"OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    The first sentence makes sense, as long as you're just speaking figuratively. (Literally, it's how much you're paid, not valued.)

    I'm not sure about the second sentence. Are you being figurative again? Revenue is what a company actually receives, not what it deserves to receive. I'm not sure that companies deserve to receive anything in a competitive world.

    So tell us more!
    or " The salary is how much you are paid by a company, the income is how much you can make by all your means."

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    Re: HELP !! Does it sound about " the salary and revenue"OK?

    Your salary is what your employer pays you, whereas your income is how much you earn in total.

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    Re: HELP !! Does it sound about " the salary and revenue"OK?

    Your title should have been "Does 'the salary and revenue' sound OK?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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