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I want to choose a title for my article. In this article I have investigated the characteristics of some special buildings in modern countries and I want to utilize them for developing countries. Which one of the following is correct?

  1. An investigation of the characteristics of the buildings "to utilize" in developing countries;
  2. An investigation of the characteristics of the buildings "for utilizing" in developing countries;
  3. An investigation of the characteristics of the buildings "for utilization" in developing countries
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    Based purely on the choices you listed, for utilization would be best but for use would be far better. Meanwhile, the buildings will never need the article the in that context; it should always be just buildings. Then, d’you not fear falling foul of the post-colonial lobby in half of British Academia? To such people An investigation of the characteristics of buildings for use in developing countries is clearly to suggest that only developed countries have buildings and many reasonable readers might agree. Also, why not drop An investigation of (the)? Oct 28, 2017 at 19:05
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    A survey of buildings' features for use in developing countries.
    – Lambie
    Jun 11, 2018 at 23:17

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All three are acceptable, although I wonder if

An investigation of the characteristics of buildings constructed in the country

or

An investigation of the required characteristics of buildings in the country

might be clearer and more direct ways of asking what I think you are asking.

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  • Thanks for your answer. But I don't mean the phrases that you mentioned. I wanna choose a title for my article. I have investigated the characteristics of some special buildings in modern countries and I want to utilize them for developing countries.
    – Salehi
    Oct 14, 2017 at 6:29
  • If your focus is on regulated requirements for buildings, you might phrase it "An investigation of building codes...". Oct 14, 2017 at 6:41
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I believe that all are fine, but 3 is the best. For option 1, it would be better if you put it in the passive voice, i.e. "to be utilized". Hope it helps!

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