I have to write an abstract for a grant proposal's cover page.
Is there any shame in strategically copying/pasting entire sentences from the body of the grant proposal and arranging them coherently to form the abstract?
On one hand, it feels funny to have (e.g.) the opening sentence be the same, and if the reviewers notice it, it might look unprofessional. On the other hand, if it's a well-written sentence, why should it matter if it were reused?