Use of the word Partnering - is it acceptable grammar?

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Use of the word partnering instead of collaboration or some other word - is it acceptable grammar?

asked May 06 '12 at 14:59 John O'Connor New member

Thanks for the answers! I agree with both - Tolley with my perfectionism and Jeff with my intuition.

John O'ConnorMay 06 '12 at 15:51

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Partnering still carries a whiff of business jargon for me.  Of course, in my profession it is a synonym for "let's artificially make nice with each other despite the fact we hate each other and our interests are divergent."

link answered May 06 '12 at 15:30 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

True, but haven't you also found that "collaboration" has been used so much that it has developed the same "jargon" tone? Any time I hear "collaborate" now it makes my skin crawl a bit. I feel more at ease when somebody just say, "Let's work together." Somehow more sincere.

TolleyMay 06 '12 at 15:49

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