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    Which is better? "X may at any time resolve to dissolve the company." or "X may resolve at any time to dissolve the company."

    The first sentence sounds better to me.

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    How do you feel about what's behind Door #3? May resolve to dissolve the company at any time.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    How do you feel about what's behind Door #3? May resolve to dissolve the company at any time.
    What if the sentence is long?

    X may resolve to dissolve and liquidate the company in accordance with statutory provisions and the Articles of Incorporation.

    Would you put "at any time" at the end?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: word order

    Nope! That does change the matter.

    May, at any time, resolve to... would get my vote.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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