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Should I say ‘stressed, motivating’ or ‘stressed so as to motivate’ in the following sentence? My personal choice is the second one, but is it correct?


“A good leader is a good follower,” Miss Jackson (stressed, motivating / stressed so as to motivate) the audience to reflect on their assets and liabilities as leaders.

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They do not mean the same!

RommelMiss Jackson stressed, motivating the audience to reflect on

That implies she succeeded in motivating the audience.

RommelMiss Jackson stressed so as to motivate the audience to reflect on

That implies she intended to motivate the audience.

I suspect you intended the latter.

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How about the following, teechr?


"A good leader is a good follower,” Miss Jackson stressed, trying to encourage the audience to reflect on their assets and liabilities as leaders.
Persian Learner

How about the following, teechr?


"A good leader is a good follower,” Miss Jackson stressed, trying to encourage the audience to reflect on their assets and liabilities as leaders.

That's possible.