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Takeover / acquisition = rachat, reprise

A merger = fusion
A joint venture = entreprise commune
Shareholder = actionnaire
MBO (management buyout)= rachat par l’entreprise par les
 A bid = une enchère
 A stake = intérêt /part/ mise
 Conglomerate= fusion d’entreprises
 Corporation
 Multinational
 Partnership
 Subsidiary
 Ownership
 Stalemate = impasse( blocage)
 Rapport = bonne relation
 Concession
 Compromise
 Breakthrough = perçée, avancée
Breakpoint = balle de break (A situation in which if the receiver wins the next
point, (s)he will win the game (but not the set or match).

 Breakdown
 Break off = se detacher
 Sticking point = that hinders progress, point de friction
 Deadweight = poids mort
 Deadline =
 Deadlock = impasse / blocage
 Dead end
 Opening position
 Fallback position = position de recours
 Bottom- line position = résultat

Subject Object Possessive

who whom, who whose

which which whose

that that

Relative clauses are clauses starting with the relative

pronouns who*, that, which, whose, where, when. They are most
often used to define or identify the noun that precedes them. Here
are some examples:

 Do you know the girl who started in grade 7 last week?

 Can I have the pencil that I gave you this morning?
 A notebook is a computer which can be carried around.
 I won't eat in a restaurant whose cooks smoke.
 I want to live in a place where there is lots to do.
 Yesterday was a day when everything went wrong!

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