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Hello everybody!

Can you tell me please if this sentence is grammatically correct?

However, it is stressed that not all people, or sometimes even states or business organizations tend to negotiate/are willing to negotiate.

Thank you
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I might punctuate it a little differently, Antonia.

'However, it is stressed that not all people-sometimes not even states, or business organizations tend to negotiate/are willing to negotiate.
Dear Antonia,

If the speaker wants to give his own opinion, it is «It is to be stressed that not all people» or «It should be stressed that not all people».

If the speaker wants to refer to someone else's opinion, it may be correct. «It is stressed in the article that not all people blah blah blah.»

Kind regards Emotion: smile

Goldmund
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Hi guys,

My reservation about the punctuation concerns the use of slashes (/). I'd strongly recommend ... tend to negotiate or are willing to negotiate ...

Consider how such a sentence would be spoken.

Best wishes, Clive
Hi Goldmund,

Do you know the source from which comes your interesting signature-quotation?
Hello everybody,

thank you for your suggestions. Goldmund, I don't know whether the author quotes somebody else or if this is her opinion. I cannot see that from the context. But if I had to chose I would say that she quotes earlier scientific works. Thank you all for such prompt answers Emotion: smile
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Dear Davkett,

It is a quotation from the philosopher Heraclitus.

Kind regards Emotion: smile

Goldmund
Hi Goldmund,

I knew that much because you credit him in your signature line. I'm asking about the particular work by Heraclitus. Do you know it?
Dear Davkett,

I am sorry. Emotion: smile

It is a fragment. He survives only as fragments. I do not remember what number frgament it is. I will find out.

Kind regards Emotion: smile

Goldmund
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