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Order in a Sentence

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Dragoman translators prefer ordering elements of series in a sentence from short to long in order to make them easier to read.

McKinsey has offices in 120+ cities in 60+ countries including the Czech Republic, Greece, United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Better:   McKinsey has offices in 120+ cities in 60+ countries including Qatar, Greece, the Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates.

Goldman Sachs offers services in investment management, securities, asset management, prime brokerage, and securities underwriting.

Better:   Goldman Sachs offers services in securities, prime brokerage, asset management, securities underwriting, and investment management.

This may sound inappropriate within the context of translation, as some may argue translator’s loyalty to the source text. We at Dragoman prefer to remain loyal to the meaning and message of the source text while following the syntax and grammar rules & conventions of the target language.

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