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    #1

    nurture / train students?

    Could you please have a look at the sentence to check if it sounds OK? I would appreciate it very much

    The basis of this profile is the demand to nurture BSc Management students who would have a deep knowledge of general laws and regularities of the world economy and ... <description of other competences to be developed>.

    I wonder if the word ‘nurture’ really fits the sentence. I doubt that ‘train’ or ‘prepare’ would be better. Could you please help with the verb that would sound natural in this context?

    P.S. By 'profile' i mean the profile of study

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    #2

    Re: nurture / train students?

    Hi,

    Perhaps 'support' would work here?

    Best wishes,

    Sue

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    #3

    Re: nurture / train students?

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/nurture
    Your sentence is barely comprehensible, however.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #4

    Re: nurture / train students?

    Many thanks for your help! Will this sentence make more sense: This profile was developed to respond to the need to support/train/give training to students who would have a deep knowledge of general laws of the world economy ... ? Could you please reply once again if in this revised sentence the verbs 'support' or 'train' make sense?
    Last edited by jka2404; 18-Apr-2017 at 23:06.

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    #5

    Re: nurture / train students?

    I still don't know what you mean by profile but I think it would be much better to say "respond to the need to train students". There is no need to add more words when they only make things less comprehensible.

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