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The stalling of the Doha round and the failure to achieve multilateral free trade have led regional free trade to be seen as an economically feasible way to achieve substantial reductions in protectionism.

I was just wondering if this reads grammatically and naturally?

Thank you

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To my ear and brain it's fine. You can substitute "caused" for "led," and "considered" for "seen." Greed and corruption have caused the government to be considered as incompetent. (similar construction)
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Thanks for replying, Avangi. Happy New Year!

I think your suggested version sounds somewhat more formal and objective, which is what I wanted to achieve in the academic context that I was writing in.

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Hi,
I wasn't really trying to replace your sentence. I thought perhaps you were unsure of how to parse it, as it had a few appendages. So I tried to write something shorter with the same basic form. - not really intended as a substitute. Yours is fine. I left a lot of stuff out.
Hi,

I knew what you meant Emotion: smile. And you were right, I was indeed unsure of how to phrase it. Thanks for the appendages. I was actually referring to the word substitutions you suggested. Sorry, it does sound really misleading saying 'suggested version'.

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