I've got a sentence here I cant get working:

Direct and in-depth discussion with the providers followed, this was done concurrently with X with Y providing a parallel analysis, inspired by our respective perspectives.

'respective perspectives' sounds silly, but it is about as factually correct I can get.

Using synonyms for each and working through the combinations yields either worse results or something that sounds ok to read, but isn't as accurate in terms of the intended meaning.

Example synonyms:


  • particular
  • individual
  • own


  • outlook
  • point of view
  • position
  • approach


Anyone got a way to make this work?

  • Individual approach is just fine – vickyace May 29 '16 at 9:32
  • @vickyace That is an example of "something that sounds ok to read, but isn't as accurate in terms of the intended meaning". Unfortunately 'we' are two groups of individuals - a group of groups. By using 'individual perspectives' it may lead someone to ask 'which individuals?'. 'Respective' is more ambiguous, which is helpful in this regard. – Lamar Latrell May 29 '16 at 9:36
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    I think "our own perspectives" will also work because you're two distinct groups and I believe each group will have a representative to speak on their behalf. – vickyace May 29 '16 at 9:56
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    Too many Ps: providers providing parallel analysis inspired by respective perspectives. Eliminating one of them does not get you out of the woods. – TRomano May 29 '16 at 10:37
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    I'd say "both our perspectives" if you want to say that the perspectives differ. I must agree there are still too many Ps left over though. – Mr Lister May 29 '16 at 12:35

"Separate" or "distinct" paired with almost anything in the second list (including "perspectives") might work.

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