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    read to mean vs read as meaning

    Which is better: "read to mean" or "read as meaning"?

    Accordingly, although the Court stated that such rules do not constitute a restriction on the freedom to provide services, this should be read to mean that they constitute a justifiable restriction; whether the restriction is justified or not hinges on the proportionality of the rules in question.

    Accordingly, although the Court stated that such rules do not constitute a restriction on the freedom to provide services, this should be read as meaning that they constitute a justifiable restriction; whether the restriction is justified or not hinges on the proportionality of the rules in question.

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    Re: read to mean vs read as meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Which is better: "read to mean" or "read as meaning"?

    Accordingly, although the Court stated that such rules do not constitute a restriction on the freedom to provide services, this should be read to mean that they constitute a justifiable restriction; whether the restriction is justified or not hinges on the proportionality of the rules in question.

    Accordingly, although the Court stated that such rules do not constitute a restriction on the freedom to provide services, this should be read as meaning that they constitute a justifiable restriction; whether the restriction is justified or not hinges on the proportionality of the rules in question.

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    I prefer the former, but they are both possible.

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    Re: read to mean vs read as meaning

    I agree with Raymott.

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