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    #1

    proofreading

    Hi,

    could you please tell me whether the following sentence is correct:

    The greater support by the customer, the faster the result can be achieved.

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka


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    #2

    Re: proofreading

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please tell me whether the following sentence is correct:

    The greater support by the customer, the faster the result can be achieved.

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka
    It does depend on the context and intention for the sentence.

    It can also be rephrased:

    The greater support by the customer, the faster the result achieved.

    OR

    The greater support by the customer, the faster the result that can be achieved.


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    #3

    Re: proofreading

    Thank you! So my sentence is not correct? It means that the result can be achieved more quickly if customers provide support.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #4

    Re: proofreading

    Sorry, I was not clear enough (rushing too much!).

    It is grammatically correct, but often the context makes the meaning clear. My alternatives say the same, one as an ellipsis, the other with an expansion.

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