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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the equivalency of the following two sentences?

    This Agreement subsists on a year to year basis unless terminated =

    This Agreement takes effect on the date the order is placed with ….. and will continue until terminated in accordance herewith….

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    Default Re: subsists on a year to year basis unless terminated

    I'd say they're different- the first would need to be renewed every year.

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    Default Re: subsists on a year to year basis unless terminated

    What do you think about "Our contractual agreements with fuel merchants typically have initial terms of one year and automatically renew on a year-to-year basis unless either party gives notice of termination."

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    Default Re: subsists on a year to year basis unless terminated

    In what sense? It sounds fine but it still doesn't sound the same as the second.

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    Default Re: subsists on a year to year basis unless terminated

    Hi Tdol,

    Thank you that you are skeptical about my consecutive abortive attempt at interpretation of a complicated legal specific expression. Itís too obvious that I am not up to it. Manifestly the time is yet ripe to leave off beating the air.

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    Default Re: subsists on a year to year basis unless terminated

    Sorry- I have reread and if you mean this sentence as a version of the first sentence in your original post, then I agree.

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    Default Re: subsists on a year to year basis unless terminated

    Hi Tdol,

    Thank you for your backing.

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