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Hello,

Can you please help me with the following sentence. Is it OK? What should I change?

One of the possible reasons of insufficient attention of the academic publicity/audience/experts probably lies in the fact that until recently negotiation was considered to be exclusively business or diplomatic skill ascribed to especially endowed/capable and talented individuals and people of great experience in business or politics.

Thank you
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Hi Antonia,

Here is the sentence with some changes.

One of the possible reasons for insufficient attention from the academic publicity/audience/experts(I don't know which of these choices best suits your meaning) probably lies in the fact that, until recently, negotiation was considered to be an exclusively business or diplomatic skill possessed by especially capable and talented individuals and people of great experience in business or politics.

However, I think it has no clear focus because it is too long. I prefer a shorter and more direct approach.

Academic experts have not paid enough attention to negotiation. One possible reason is probably that, until recently, negotiation was considered to be an exclusively business or diplomatic skill. This skill was seen as being possessed by especially capable and talented individuals and by people of great experience in business or politics. I don't see how this last (pink) sentence relates to the lack of attention. You need to make your meaning clearer about this, or remove the sentence.

Best wishes, Clive



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Hello Clive,

Thank you for your help.

The meaning of the pink sentence relates to the rest of the sentence as follows, academics neglected negotiation because they thought it belonged exclusively to business and diplomacy and they refrained from it and feared it because they thought they should leave it to people who were actually using it in practice, ie academics thought negotiation need not be scientifically studied. This is how I understood the sentence.