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MetLife

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Italian
Hello!!
I have a doubt regarding the correct use of pursuit in a sentence of my cover letter...

What is the best use of pursuit between:
a) "I have recently relocated to London and I am strongly motivated in pursuing a career in Investment Banking."

b) "I have recently relocated to London and I am strongly motivated to pursue a career in Investment Banking."

If they are equivalent, what do you think is the most clear and linear structure?

Thanks a lot for your help,

MetLife
 
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  • sandpiperlily

    Senior Member
    a) "I have recently relocated to London and I am strongly motivated in pursuing a career in Investment Banking.":warn:

    b) "I have recently relocated to London and I am strongly motivated to pursuit a career in Investment Banking.":cross:
    I think the first may be technically correct, but it sounds a little strange to me.

    The second is incorrect. You can be "strongly motivated to pursue a career" but not "to pursuit."
     

    MetLife

    New Member
    Italian
    I think the first may be technically correct, but it sounds a little strange to me.

    The second is incorrect. You can be "strongly motivated to pursue a career" but not "to pursuit."
    Hi sandpiperlily,
    My mistake... the second sentence is definitely incorrect!!! Sorry!!!
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    What is the best use of pursuit between:

    a) "I have recently relocated to London and I am strongly motivated in pursuing a career in Investment Banking."

    b) "I have recently relocated to London and I am strongly motivated to pursue a career in Investment Banking."

    If they are equivalent, what do you think is the most clear and linear structure?
    The second sentence is definitely preferable.
     
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