[Grammar] Means / , meaning

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uktous

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Hi,

Question:
This sentence is written by a native English speak.
However, I think "means" has grammatical mistake.
I think ", meaning" should be used.
Agree?



Sentence:
It was a natural choice to apply to ABC Bank as employment with one of the world's leading international banks means exposure to the complete spectrum of products across numerous sectors.

Ie, rewrite as
.. international banks, meaning exposure to the..


Thanks
 

emsr2d2

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Hi,

Question:
This sentence is written by a native English speak.
However, I think "means" has grammatical mistake.
I think ", meaning" should be used.
Agree?



Sentence:
It was a natural choice to apply to ABC Bank as employment with one of the world's leading international banks means exposure to the complete spectrum of products across numerous sectors.

Ie, rewrite as
.. international banks, meaning exposure to the..


Thanks

It was a natural choice to apply to ABC Bank as employment [with one of the world's leading international banks] means exposure to the complete spectrum of products across numerous sectors.

If you remove the part I have put in square brackets, you may see why "means" is correct. ".....as employment means exposure...."
 

uktous

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It was a natural choice to apply to ABC Bank as employment [with one of the world's leading international banks] means exposure to the complete spectrum of products across numerous sectors.

If you remove the part I have put in square brackets, you may see why "means" is correct. ".....as employment means exposure...."

I know it is correct now.

Someone told me the sentence is hard to read.

If I rewrite the sentence as follow, it will be more easy to understand:



It was a natural choice to apply to ABC Bank, because employment with one of the world's leading international banks means exposure to the complete spectrum of products across numerous sectors.
 
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