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English translation: promote

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10:46 Jan 10, 2008
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Mathematics & Statistics
Norwegian term or phrase: gi opphav til
I lys av våre funn kan man spørre hvorfor myndighetene skal stimulere FoU-innsats i foretakene som er så markedsorientert som SkatteFUNN-ordningen gir opphav til?

I've written the following but this needs to be improved, and I just can't see it...
In light of our findings, it could be asked why the authorities should stimulate R&D activity in the enterprises that are as market-oriented as the SkatteFUNN scheme brings about?
Carole Hognestad
Local time: 05:50
English translation:promote
Explanation:
No wonder you're struggling. Making heads or tails of the source sentence is hard enough in Norwegian. Is it for instance the R&D efforts or the enterprises that are market-oriented? Might as well leave the Englsh readership guessing, as must the Norwegians. Gi opphave til = fathers (v), but I feel promotes would sound better than brings about.
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Per Bergvall
Norway
Local time: 05:50
Grading comment
Thank you.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +1promote
Per Bergvall


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
promote


Explanation:
No wonder you're struggling. Making heads or tails of the source sentence is hard enough in Norwegian. Is it for instance the R&D efforts or the enterprises that are market-oriented? Might as well leave the Englsh readership guessing, as must the Norwegians. Gi opphave til = fathers (v), but I feel promotes would sound better than brings about.

Per Bergvall
Norway
Local time: 05:50
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in category: 19
Grading comment
Thank you.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  brigidm: Agree, but think its the former. Good solution.
25 mins
  -> Your guess is probably at least as good as mine...:-)
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