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    Difficult Question

    Can we say: "He has many foreign investment markets,"

    to mean: "He has control/access over many foreign investment markets"?

    In informal speech, in formal speech?

    Moreover, is "He has many foreign investment markets" a metaphor, ellipsis?

    What about "He took the market"? Is that a metaphor, ellipsis?


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    Re: Difficult Question

    Quote Originally Posted by MyGrammar View Post
    Can we say: "He has many foreign investment markets,"

    to mean: "He has control/access over many foreign investment markets"?

    In informal speech, in formal speech?
    He has access to many foreign investments/markets
    He has control over many foreign investments.

    Moreover, is "He has many foreign investment markets" a metaphor, ellipsis?

    What about "He took the market"? Is that a metaphor, ellipsis?
    As to your other questions, more context is needed to answer. as stand-alone sentences there is no evidence of metaphor, nor ellipsis.


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    Re: Difficult Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    As to your other questions, more context is needed to answer. as stand-alone sentences there is no evidence of metaphor, nor ellipsis.
    I was asking if we could say "He has many foreign investment markets," to mean: "He has control/access over many foreign investment markets" whether in informal or formal speech.

    Here are some contexts for both: Canada started investing abroad three years ago, it now has many foreign investment markets.

    Bill Gate is very clever, he took the market with Windows, and others just can't compete.

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