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The workers felt united by their desire to have better working conditions.

The desire to have better working conditions united the workers.

Hi,

Is it proper to reword the first in the above as the second? Thanks.
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Hi,

They seem different to my non-native ears.
The first sentence says that the workers felt united, while the second says that they were united.
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I agree with Tanit. By the way, how would you correct the second sentence with minimal change, Tanit?
Hi N2G,

Minimal change? Maybe this way: "The desire to have better working conditions made the workers feel united."

... but I prefer the other sentence. What's your opinion? Have you got any better alternative?
I tried but failed. You got it. I couldn't agree more. Good job, Tanit.
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