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    word order

    I think the following sentences are both equally correct, but I would appreciate a native speaker's opinion anyway:

    We look forward to receiving the required documents.
    .. .. .. .. .. the documents required.

    I suspect - as a fairly good speaker of English but not a native speaker -that only the second one should be used if the sentence continued with an infinitive:

    ... the documents required to apply for an export licence

    Am I right in drawing this conclusion?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: word order

    You are correct :) Your English sounds excellent!

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    Re: word order

    Well... thank you very much for confirming my hypothesis, ...and of course for complimenting me on my English. Your kind words sure made my day! It's a confidence booster any English teacher like myself could use once in a while...

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