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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:17 am Reply with quote
Bridget
 
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If needing coherence between sentences, which would be the better choice here?

"We must decide whether to increase our prices. The possibility that we will lose some of our customers should influence our decision."

"We must decide whether to increase our prices. Our decision should be influenced by the possibility that we will lose some of our customers."
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:06 pm Reply with quote
tristanjay7
 
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Active or passive voice depends on the context of the sentence, and that sentence pair is a little disingenuous.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:14 pm Reply with quote
Bridget
 
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tristanjay7 wrote:
Active or passive voice depends on the context of the sentence, and that sentence pair is a little disingenuous.


What does disingenuous mean?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:54 am Reply with quote
Mister Micawber
 
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Let's see if I can operate this craft correctly for Post #1...

DISINGENUOUS.



Yes, it works fine.
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