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azz

Senior Member
armenian
Can one say

a. His bad reputation has resulted in few people willing to invest in his company.
instead of
b. His bad reputation has resulted in there being few people willing to invest in his company.
?

I am not at all sure that (a) works.

Many thanks.
 
  • elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    You could say

    His bad reputation has resulted in meant few people willing to invest in his company.
     
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