Mutually profitable

Frenk969

Senior Member
Italian
Hello mates!
Is the following sentence correct?
"To build a solid relationship with the other enterprise may reveal to be mutually profitable."

Would it be wrong to say "may reveal mutually profitable"?
 
  • Dryan

    Senior Member
    English - Northeastern U.S.
    may reveal to be doesn't sound very idiomatic to me.
    I would try this: "Building a solid relationship with the other enterprise may turn out to be mutually profitable."
     

    dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    The most common expressions in AE are:

    may turn out to be mutually profitable.
    may prove to be mutually profitable.
     

    dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    may reveal to be mutually profitable.
    This is using "reveal" incorrectly. It is a transitive verb: it needs an object. You could say:

    "...may reveal itself to be mutually profitable."

    That would be correct, but "turn out to be" is more common.
     

    Linkway

    Senior Member
    British English
    I think you should retain the original build or building as it emphasises that mutually profitable relationships need collaboration and efforts to cooperate, share, make new arrangements, and things like that.
     
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