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Hi,

Do the following sentences convey the same meaning? Also do I need to use articles before nouns preceded by past-participle adjectives ( for example, ‘increased G&A expenses’)?

1. Increased staffing levels to add development capacity was one of the reasons behind the increased G&A expenses.

2. An increase in staffing levels to add development capacity was a reason for the increase in G&A expenses.

Thanks,

MG.
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Hi,

Do the following sentences convey the same meaning? Generally speaking, although version 2 clearly speaks of one increase and version 1 does not.

Also do I need to use articles before nouns preceded by past-participle adjectives ( for example, ‘increased G&A expenses’)?

The presence of an adjective makes no difference.

You can speak of a painted chair / the painted chair / painted chairs or of a chair / the chair / chairs. It just depends on what kind of reference you want to make, eg general , definite, indefinite.

In the same way, you can speak of an increased staff level / the increased staff level / increased staff levels.

1. Increased staffing levels to add development capacity was one of the reasons behind the increased G&A expenses.

2. An increase in staffing levels to add development capacity was a reason for the increase in G&A expenses.

Best wishes, Clive
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1. Increased staffing levels to add development capacity was one of the reasons behind the increased G&A expenses. – I find the construction a bit ackward. : Adding developmental capacity by increasing the number of staff was one of the reasons behind the increased G&A .- This means there are other reasons.

OR, increasing staff level to add developmental capacity was the reason for the increase in G&A expenses.

This means “the only reason.
Clive and Goodman,

Thanks.

This means there are other reasons.
I do wish to convey in the sentence that there are many reasons for the increase; an increase in staffing level is one of them.

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Hi,

Can you tell me if this sentence is correct? Is it missing an article?

"Where you will learn how to build a successful sales team, and manage them to expected performance."

or

"Where you will learn how to build a successful sales team, and manage them to the expected performance."

Yes, you need 'the'.


Note that this is not an independent sentence. It's a subordinate clause.


Also, it's not natural English to say 'manage . . . to the . . . performance'.