made/attain achievement


Senior Member
Dear friends, is it correct to collocate 'attain' and 'achievement'? If not, shall I use 'make progress'?

"Ambassador Taguchi assured him that he will make every effort to preserve the achievements attained in bilateral interstate relations during former Ambassador Chikahito Harada’s tenure, and deepen, inter alia, economic and cultural cooperation."
  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    I assume you mean to replace "the achievements attained" with "the progress made"? The original is fine as it is. Additionally, you can make progress without actually attaining any achievements (accomplishing any goals) so the meaning would be different.
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