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  1. Unregistered
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    specialized or specializing?

    Could you pls answer my question?

    What is the difference between these two statements:
    -We are a company specialized in supplying...
    -We are a company specializing in supplying...

    Thank you.


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    Re: specialized or specializing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Could you pls answer my question?

    What is the difference between these two statements:
    -We are a company specialized in supplying...
    -We are a company specializing in supplying...

    Thank you.
    There is no difference in meaning between specialized and specializing, but I would use specializing with the present tense and specialized with the past tense.

    -We were a company specialized in supplying...
    -We are a company specializing in supplying...


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    Re: specialized or specializing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Could you pls answer my question?

    What is the difference between these two statements:
    -We are a company specialized in supplying...
    -We are a company specializing in supplying...

    Thank you.
    We are a company specialized in supplying...
    This means you already have expertise in supplying something.

    We are a company specializing in supplying...
    You are still picking up the expertise in that supply trade.

    In short, the first one means you are a skilled supplier, whereas the second one shows you are gradually gaining expertise in that field. If you are already an expert, use the first one.

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    Re: specialized or specializing?

    Can I suggest
    "We are a company that specializes in..."?
    or
    "We are specialists in..."
    or
    "We specialize in..."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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