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    correct tense?

    Hi,

    could you please tell me which tense is correct in the following sentence:

    Since our establishment in 2001, we have possessed the following strengths in the area of risk management:

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka


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    Re: correct tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please tell me which tense is correct in the following sentence:

    Since our establishment in 2001, we have possessed the following strengths in the area of risk management:

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka
    The two don't sound quite right together, Hanka. Perhaps it is the verb choice, 'possess', standing alone.

    Since our establishment in 2001, we have clearly shown that we possess the following strengths in the area of risk management:

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    Re: correct tense?

    Dear Hanka,

    I like this:

    Since our establishment in 2001, we have demonstrated the following strengths...


    These types of communications (essentially, sales pitches) work best with positive-type action verbs.

    You will, of course have to be able to document this claim.

    Mike

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