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It is definitely a more informal/conversational phrase than you'd want for a business website. Also, I'm not sure it would be accurate for what you want to describe. 'Play it safe' either means 'cautious' or 'not daring' e.g. The film plays it safe, sticking with the usual tropes of a thriller rather than trying something original. (not daring) Our flight ...
Like others said, it's pretty informal (though not prohibitively so), but I think the way you structured your copy makes it OK. In your case it sounds like a self-contained pithy slogan that introduces the subject of security: Play it safe. Our product's security features...
I am applying for the PhD program at your school, as I consider it the ideal qualification for my proposed career in rocket science.
I noted John Muir's phrasing in "My First Visit To The Sierras": June 10: "...Heard a few peals of thunder from the upper Sierra, and saw firm white bossy cumuli rising back of the pines." I'm an avid reader of many genres and authors but cannot recall a single instance of the use of "in back of" -presented seriously- before reading Muir, who was not ...
It would depend on the milieu. "My" is preferable if you're surveying penniless guttersnipes, whilst "your" might be more palatable with the idle stinking rich 1-percenters. "Preferred" is wrong: you should say "favorite": kids really dig it: favorite this and favorite that. Also works with people who refuse to grow up. Some grouchy types might object, ...
Both. "Strived and strove both work as the past tense of strive." Source: http://grammarist.com/usage/strove-strived-striven/ Yet, I would use strove because technically "strived" is not a grammatically correct word; rather used mostly informally.
"In seek of" is not a common expression. You could either say: In search of an ideal start for my career, ... This uses the verb search and is a common expression. or you can use Seeking an ideal start for my career, ... This uses the verb seek as a gerund. Seek doesn't sound right with an indirect object, which is why in seek of sounds wrong ...
It is formal and instead of make a stride you can use; advance considerably, make substantial progress or decisive progress. 'Make a stride' is usually used with 'great' as in' make a great stride'.
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