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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:17:59 AM
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Established since 2007, Beltone Singapore is the only hearing care provider equipped with its own full-service laboratory.

Is the sentence correct?

Thanks.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:40:08 AM

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Hi!

Yes - the only change I would make is to add a hyphen (hearing-care provider).

However, I think the author really means to say "Established in 2007".
"Established since 2007" is a bit vague - the company was established at some time in the last ten years.


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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:37:27 AM
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Thanks, DragOnspeaker.

Established since 2007, Beltone Singapore is the only hearing care provider equipped with its own full-service laboratory.

Can I rephrase as follows?

Established in 2007, Beltone Singapore has been the only hearing-care provider equipped with its own full-service laboratory. OR

Since it was established in 2007, Beltone Singapore has been the only hearing-care provider equipped with its own full-service laboratory.

Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:54:44 AM

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Both of your latter sentences are ok.
However, I would rephrase the first as:


Beltone Singapore, Established in 2007, has been the only hearing-care provider equipped with its own full-service laboratory.

This gives more emphasis to the fact that it has been Beltone, never mind when it was established.


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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:06:52 AM

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Hi again!

The variations change the meaning slightly - but not very much.

Established in 2007, Beltone Singapore is the only hearing care provider equipped with its own full-service laboratory.
This means that the company is NOW the only one with its own laboratory. Also, it was established in 2007.

Established since 2007, Beltone Singapore is the only hearing care provider equipped with its own full-service laboratory.
This means that the company is NOW the only one with its own laboratory. Also, it was established at some time after 2007.

Established in 2007, Beltone Singapore has been the only hearing-care provider equipped with its own full-service laboratory.
This means that the company was recently the only one with its own laboratory; however NOW, there are others. Also, it was established in 2007.

Since it was established in 2007, Beltone Singapore has been the only hearing-care provider equipped with its own full-service laboratory.
Throughout the ten years since 2007, no other company has ever had its own laboratory.

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TMe
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:54:14 AM

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Can we write this way?

Since 2007, Beltone Singapore has been the only hearing-care provider establishment equipped with its own full-service laboratory.

I am a layman.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:58:14 AM

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One could say that.

But why add the word "establishment" which does not add any meaning?

"If there is no added value, there is added waste" (Kai-zen maxim)

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