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characteristics of target population

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Nimagai, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Nimagai New Member

    Could you help me with the following sentence please?
    "De forma secundaria, se intentarán establecer las características de la población que más se benefeciaría".
    My attempt:
    "Secondly, we will try to establish the characteristics of the target population"... or "Secondly, target population's characteristics will try to be established"...
    Sounds weird...
  2. cacahuatita Senior Member

    norte de México
    español (MX) / English (US)
    Passive voice is tricky in any language:

    "Secondly, an attempt will be made to establish the characteristics of the target population that will be most benefited"

    I'm not so sure, but this word order sounds better to my ears :D
  3. Nimagai New Member

    nice one, thanks! :)
    it sounds better to me too!

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