assist someone providing something

Discussion in 'English Only' started by marcbatco, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. marcbatco Senior Member

    Italian-Italy
    Hi, I would please ask you if the expression in bold is correct in the following:
    The firm’s infrastructure advisory practices can assist TG Inc. throughout the life cycle of infrastructure projects providing services including/such as conducting risk analysis and carrying out financial modelling in order to verify project feasibility.
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    assist ... in providing services such as
    or
    assist ... in providing such services as
     
  3. marcbatco Senior Member

    Italian-Italy
    Thank you, Copyright, for your reply. However, I meant something slightly different; I intended to say that providing services including/such as ... is how the firm’s practices can assist TG Inc. throughout the life cycle of infrastructure projects. What about putting a comma between projects and providing, as follows (or would you suggest a different expression/phrasing?):
    The firm’s infrastructure advisory practices can assist TG Inc. throughout the life cycle of infrastructure projects, providing services such as conducting risk analysis and carrying out financial modelling in order to verify project feasibility.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
  4. DonnyB

    DonnyB Sixties Mod

    Coventry, UK
    English UK Southern Standard English
    In that case, I think you probably need to say "can assist....by providing...". :)
     
  5. marcbatco Senior Member

    Italian-Italy
    Thank you, DonnyB, for your suggestion. Do you need a comma between ... projects and by providing ...?
     
  6. DonnyB

    DonnyB Sixties Mod

    Coventry, UK
    English UK Southern Standard English
    I think it improves the readability of the sentence if you put a comma there, yes. :)
     

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