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    please check this...

    "welcome to the participants regional workshop on river basin organization and management"

    i believe that the committee here wants to welcome the participants. however the way they write this sentences is a bit strange in my opinion.

    so..please everyone check this sentences


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    Re: please check this...

    Quote Originally Posted by karateka_girls View Post
    "Welcome to the participants of the regional workshop on river basin organization and management"
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    Re: please check this...

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
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    thank you

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    Welcome to the participant 's regional workshop on river basin organization and management.

    You said 'I believe' without giving more information. As you can see just by using an apostrophe the meaning is completely different. You will have to judge which is right in your circumstances.

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    Re: please check this...

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Welcome to the participant 's regional workshop on river basin organization and management.

    You said 'I believe' without giving more information. As you can see just by using an apostrophe the meaning is completely different. You will have to judge which is right in your circumstances.

    well...i said i believe because i think the committee would like to welcome all the participants . if you put an apostrophe then what will be the meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karateka_girls View Post
    well...i said i believe because i think the committee would like to welcome all the participants . if you put an apostrophe then what will be the meaning?
    It would mean that the participants are holding a regional workshop. In other words the participants on a course or business training were undertaking the workshop and others were being invited to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    It would mean that the participants are holding a regional workshop. In other words the participants on a course or business training were undertaking the workshop and others were being invited to watch.
    I should have drawn a distinction between "participant's" and "participants' ", which was not clear when I responded above.

    The participant's = one participant is holding a workshop,
    participants' = many participants are holding the workshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    It would mean that the participants are holding a regional workshop. In other words the participants on a course or business training were undertaking the workshop and others were being invited to watch.

    in this case, the participants are those who are invited by the committee. so...is it still ok to use the apostrophe? will it change the meaning?

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    Re: please check this...

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    It would mean that the participants are holding a regional workshop. In other words the participants on a course or business training were undertaking the workshop and others were being invited to watch.

    in this case, the participants are those who are invited by the committee. so is it still ok to use the apostrophe? will it change the meaning?

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    Re: please check this...

    Quote Originally Posted by karateka_girls View Post
    in this case, the participants are those who are invited by the committee. so is it still ok to use the apostrophe? will it change the meaning?
    This now seems to be confusing.
    If the participants are being welcomed to watch?
    If the welcome is to the participants' regional workshop?
    Or
    If the participants are being welcomed to a participants' regional workshop.
    Then is the committee welcoming a few participants to the participants' regional workshop?

    The original question does not really give the fullest information.

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