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    Hi, I'm not entirely sure if this makes sense or not. Is it correct to say:

    "rising up the profession's ranks" OR would it be "rising through the profession's ranks"?

    With the term "profession's ranks" referring to the various jobs in one profession that one would progress through e.g. factory line worker --> supervisor --> assistant manager --> manager.

    Thanks. :p:
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    How about rising up through the profession's ranks?
    I don't like the wording at all though, can't you find a different way of expressing this?
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    how about, " rising up through the professions ranks" or "rising up through the ranks of the profession"?

    Think these make a little more sense, although your suggestions are overall quite good
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    Couldn't you just say "rising through the ranks"?

    "Rising up" seems a bit pointless, as things that rise generally go up. You wouldn't say "rising down" through the ranks.

    Also, I'm liking the avatar. That's such a good album
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    Thanks guys.

    (Original post by nelg-o-pad)
    Couldn't you just say "rising through the ranks"?

    "Rising up" seems a bit pointless, as things that rise generally go up. You wouldn't say "rising down" through the ranks.

    Also, I'm liking the avatar. That's such a good album
    Ha, fair point! :laugh:

    (I believe you're the first person to realise it's an album cover - and yeah, it's beyond amazing :five:).
 
 
 
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