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general director

Postby Hung Tao » Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:04 pm

Please tell me which of following phrases is correct:
1)general director, general secretary
2)director general, secretary general
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Re: general director

Postby Josef » Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:42 pm

Hung Tao wrote:Please tell me which of following phrases is correct:
1) general director, general secretary
2) director general, secretary general


The usual, commonly-known titles are as in 2.

However, the phrases in 1 would be perfectly possible in some circumstances.
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