Discussion in 'English Only' started by Dr.Appalayya, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Dr.Appalayya

    Dr.Appalayya Senior Member

    Hyderabad, India
    In a workshop organised by Association X, I ( I belong to Association Y) was asked to speak; I wanted to give a brief idea about my Association. In that context, I said:

    "I will first give a brief introduction to my organisation"

    Is it the correct way of saying; I am particularly doubtful of the preposition 'to' and wonder if has to be replaced with 'on'.
  2. JamesM

    JamesM Senior Member

    Are you speaking on the topic of your Association Y? If not, you are not introducing anyone to your organization.

    I wouldn't use "introduction" in this setting. I would say, "I would like to start by giving a brief overview of my organization" or "I would like to start with a few introductory remarks about my organization".

    The "I will first" sounds a bit, well, impolite, Dr. A, almost as if you were saying "I am going to do this and no one can stop me." Perhaps it's a cultural difference, but to me I would be put off by such an opening comment.

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