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  1. Newbie
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    Question Grammar dilemma, Focused or focusing - utilized or utilizing

    I had experiences and still have them, I am using them now as well. What verb form in bold should be correct below.

    Computer consultant with over 15 years of IT professional experience with last 8 years focused or focusing on supporting companies and providing the right solutions that achieves objectives.

    Utilizing or Utilized the extensive knowledge of Computer security to deliver efficient and reliable AG security systems, self-service, and integrated library.

    Note, please ignore the context it is random information, I don't want to change the paragraph / other verb tense.
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    Re: Grammar dilemma, Focused or focusing - utilized or utilizing

    In your context I'd use 'focusing' and 'Utilising'.
    “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.”

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