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    separated

    International companies manage their subsidiaries by regions. When there is split between regions, can I say that a certain region is "separated from" the former larger region? My concern is that when I google searched "separated from", it looks like that it is more about marrigage. And, "separated" in Chinese has the hint of isolation. Thanks!

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    Re: separated

    'Demarcate' might be a better word.

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    Re: separated

    Quote Originally Posted by emily wong View Post
    International companies manage their subsidiaries by regions. When there is split between regions, can I say that a certain region is "separated from" the former larger region? My concern is that when I google searched "separated from", it looks like that it is more about marrigage. And, "separated" in Chinese has the hint of isolation. Thanks!
    You can say that a sub-region has separated from a larger region. It is a common collocation.

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