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    Gruen and associates were brought together in the common belief

    Hello all,

    Main sentence: Gruen and associates were brought together in the common belief that individual ingenuity coupled with disciplined teamwork offers the best approach to today's complex problems in planning.

    I rephrased the sentence above in the following way:

    Gruen and colleagues were brought together in the common opinion that individual ingenuity combined with disciplined teamwork can lead to the best approach that solves the complex problems of planning.

    Is that OK?

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    Re: Gruen and associates were brought together in the common belief

    Why would you want to rephrase it? It's perfect as it is.
    Thanks RobertJ. I was just trying to be creative and wrote on my own.
    However, I failed.

    Last edited by emsr2d2; 13-Jul-2017 at 22:16. Reason: Fixed quote box

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    Re: Gruen and associates were brought together in the common belief

    Also, AG, please tell us the source and author of any text you quote.

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    Re: Gruen and associates were brought together in the common belief

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Also, AG, please tell us the source and author of any text you quote.
    Sure teacher. Sorry I forgot to mention it.

    Source: Reading Inside 3, Unit 1, page 10

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    Re: Gruen and associates were brought together in the common belief

    Is it the name of a company? If so, then Gruen & Associates would work better for me. If not, then I would use his/her associates/colleagues.

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    Re: Gruen and associates were brought together in the common belief

    Is it the name of a company?
    Yes, it is.
    Thanks for your point.

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