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
    AE (US English)
    The most common expressions in AE are:

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

    dojibear

    Senior Member
    AE (US English)
    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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