Grammar: Is this phrasing a waste of words, or does it make sense?
March 15, 2012 8:12 AM Subscribe
Grammar: Is it better to say that a committee "will be implementing a new policy" or "will implement a new policy"?
I favour the latter because it seems more succinct; however, all my colleagues use the former convention.
What am I missing? Does their way make more sense, grammatically or stylistically? Or is this just a collective habit that they've all adopted and I should avoid picking it up?
posted by cranberrymonger to Writing & Language (26 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
"We will be looking at the file" instead of "We will look at the file."
"We are planning to look at the file" instead of "We plan to look at the file."
"I told the client I would be contacting the finance department" instead of "I told the client I would contact the finance department."