Word-order (here)
Thread poster: Eve Schuttler

Eve Schuttler  Identity Verified
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Oct 16, 2005

Hi

Is the word order in the following sentence correct:

"These can then be purposefully made available over a portal."

Cheers

Eve


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Kudoz question Oct 16, 2005

Eve Schuttler wrote:
Is the word order in the following sentence correct:
"These can then be purposefully made available over a portal."


Shouldn't you rather ask in Kudoz?


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Brie Vernier  Identity Verified
Germany
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Word order Oct 16, 2005

Hello Eve,

May I suggest that you post this on the English KudoZ board? I'd say the word order is fine, but the "purposefully" makes it awkward. Perhaps consider leaving it out altogether, or can you explain just what it is meant to convey? I'm guessing it comes from the German "zielgerichtet" (or similiar), in which case you may find some inspiration under these links:

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/188086
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1089222

Otherwise, if you have the original text, you may want to post that in the German > English KudoZ.

Hope that helps.

Cheers--

Brie


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Jeff Allen  Identity Verified
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word order with word purposel Oct 16, 2005

Eve Schuttler wrote:

Is the word order in the following sentence correct:

"These can then be purposefully made available over a portal."


Sounds fine to me.

Jeff
http://www.geocities.com/jeffallenpubs/about-jeffallen-htm


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Jennifer Baldwin  Identity Verified
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Awkward but not incorrect Oct 17, 2005

It's not a pretty sentence, but there's nothing ungrammatical or incorrect about it, at least in my dialect (General American).

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