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    correct expression

    Hi,

    could you please tell me which expressions to use in the following sentence (highlighted):

    As I have already explained, I was not satisfied with the knowledgeability/informedness/awareness of the local staff at all, and, what is more, the information provided was inaccurate and, in my opinion, purposefully false in part.

    knowledgeability/informedness/awareness - meaning that the staff at the airport was not informed about cancelled flights. In general, they were not able to provide up-to-date information.

    And one more question:
    Which tense should be used after "as I have already explained". Simple past or past perfect?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka


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    Re: correct expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please tell me which expressions to use in the following sentence (highlighted):

    As I have already explained, I was not satisfied with the knowledgeability/informedness/awareness of the local staff at all, and, what is more, the information provided was inaccurate and, in my opinion, purposefully false in part.

    knowledgeability/informedness/awareness - meaning that the staff at the airport was not informed about cancelled flights. In general, they were not able to provide up-to-date information.

    And one more question:
    Which tense should be used after "as I have already explained". Simple past or past perfect?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka
    Either awareness or knowledgeability would be applicable - depends a bit on whether they had been informed of the changes on the flights or should have checked at the time. You imply that there was a deliberate falsification, which to me would indicate that the personnel concerned were aware of a problem but failed to carry out their job properly.

    Past perfect after "as I have already explained".

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