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    Does The Following Sentence Make Sense To You?

    Dear Teachers,

    The following sentence is a translation from Chinese into English:

    " He participated in the Bureau’s Fifth Session of the Fifteenth Staff’s Congress and 2009 Work Conference held in Shanghai on 16 - 17 March 2009."

    I don't know whether it makes sense to a native English speaker. Please give your advice, Thank you.

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    Re: Does The Following Sentence Make Sense To You?

    Quote Originally Posted by SongYuxiang View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    The following sentence is a translation from Chinese into English:

    " He participated in the Bureau’s Fifth Session of the Fifteenth Staff’s Congress and (the) 2009 Work Conference, held in Shanghai on 16 - 17 March 2009."

    I don't know whether it makes sense to a native English speaker. Please give your advice, Thank you.
    Hi SongYuxiang,

    Makes sense to me.

    The only question that I have is this: Is the "the Bureau’s Fifth Session of the Fifteenth Staff’s Congress and 2009 Work Conference" one event? (The use of "and" here makes this somewhat ambiguous.) If it is not one and the same event, then replace "and" with "as well as" for the sake of clarity.

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    Re: Does The Following Sentence Make Sense To You?

    Dear Monticello,

    Thank you very much. Your explanation is quite clear and helpful.

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    Re: Does The Following Sentence Make Sense To You?

    Hi SongYuxiang,

    My pleasure.

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