The BMW having been producing the model since 1972 celebrated production of 5 million 5 series in 2008 and the company is predicted to celebrate production of 6 million 5series while producing sixth generation of the model/ sixth generation of the model is being produced.
BMW, having produced the 5 series model since 1972, celebrated production of 5 million 5 series in 2008 and the company is predicted to celebrate production of 6 million 5 series while the sixth generation of the models in production.
If I were to write it: “Producing the model since 1972, BMW celebrated its 5 series 5mln total in 2008, and is predicted to reach the mark of 6mln while producing the sixth generation of the car.” (cutting out unnecessary repetition of ‘produce/production’).
Thank you for the correction.
Following my nasty nature, I can’t but reply --in fact it’s just some scraps I managed to pick up that could prove helpful for those interested:
“Not a natural structure.” – I did my best…
“‘mln’ is not a standard abbreviation” – I made a rush to bring this one to more convenient mil/M (one professional proof reader advised that it should be ‘m’, which some said could be confused with ‘meter’), and then a guy said he met ‘mln’ more than once. I wouldn’t take it upon myself to make a judgement, but certainly it hasn’t gone out of use yet.
“‘the mark of’ is not natural.” – If you read the following (with ‘mark’ meaning “a particular level, stage, total etc“): 1. Average earnings have not yet reached the £25,000 mark. 2. …successfully complete and gain a mark of at least 40% in the centre set, HCIMA approved, examination relating to the area of study. 3. The 20-year-old clocked 29 minutes 31.80 seconds in Beijing’s Workers’ Stadium, to break Norwegian Ingrid Kristiansen’s seven-year-old world mark of 30:13.74. 4. Amanda Tremble, who runs for North Shields Polytechnic, also set a new mark of 4 mins 42.1 secs in the intermediate girls 1500 metres, 5. How would students react to you setting a pass mark of say 80%? 6. In order to pass the project students must successfully complete the written report and the verbal presentation and gain a mark of 50% overall. – then perhaps “a/the 6M/mil mark OR a mark of 6M/mil” wouldn’t be that blamed?..