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Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by nenuphea, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. nenuphea Junior Member

    french
    Hello,

    Could you please tell me what is the correct sentence between:

    "he's the originator of the project"
    or
    "he's originator of the project",

    the original sentence, in french, was:

    "Monsieur G. est l'initiateur du projet présenté ce jour."

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. ColinForhan Senior Member

    English - American
    He's the originator of the project is correct.

    However, originator sounds weird to me. I would say something like, "The project is his brainchild"
     
  3. Azaghal New Member

    French
    I agree with ColinForhan, but I'd say something like
    "Mr. G is at the root of the project"
    But I'm not a native speaker so.. :)
     
  4. paxmentis New Member

    English-US
    I agree with both of the suggestions given above, although I would say the original "the originator" sounds perfectly reasonable to me as well ;)
     
  5. nenuphea Junior Member

    french
    Thank you for your help and explanations!
     

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