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    Hi,

    could you please tell me what "come from above" means in the following sentence:

    While we recognize you may pull in some of other people from your regions into the discussion, the executive committee expects the ownership of the plan to come from above.

    Could it mean that the responsibility for the plan is borne by the above-mentioned persons (because there are names of persons stated above in the text)? Or does it mean management in general?

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka

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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please tell me what "come from above" means in the following sentence:

    While we recognize you may pull in some of other people from your regions into the discussion, the executive committee expects the ownership of the plan to come from above.

    Could it mean that the responsibility for the plan is borne by the above-mentioned persons (because there are names of persons stated above in the text)? Or does it mean management in general?

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka
    It looks like it means, from management in general.

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    Re: meaning

    While we recognize you may pull in some of other people from your regions into the discussion, the executive committee expects the ownership of the plan to come from above.

    Could it mean that the responsibility for the plan is borne by the above-mentioned persons (because there are names of persons stated above in the text)? Yes, it could be a reference to the names mentioned in the above paragraphs, but it should have said, "from the above mentioned persons." Or does it mean management in general? It could also mean the plan should come from upper management, not from the "other people from your regions."

    You should ask the author of the letter.

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