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English speakers, could you help me?
Could anyone tell me if I wrote this paragraph correctly and does it sound natural to an English person? I myself am not a native speaker of English.
In short, the master craftsmen of the Butchers and Slaughterers Guild carried out all meat production work: buying-in of cattle, slaughtering them and selling meat and meat products.
The Butchers and Slaughterers Guild succeeded in maintaining a monopoly over fresh meat up until mid 18th century.
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
Yes I think it's nearly perfect, though I'd probably say "a monopoly over the sale/selling of fresh meat". Also "buying-in" is correct if that's a term used in that industry. Certain industries use vocabulary that's specific to that industry, which is perfectly acceptable. But "buying-in" isn't something we'd otherwise say.
- Anonymous1 month ago
There's no such word as "buying-in." Use just buying or purchasing.