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    It is only after this hidden clearance ............. bumping clearance be found

    Hello all members!

    It is only after this hidden clearance has been accounted for, will the correct bumping clearance be found.

    Although I am not a native speaker of English, I have some serious reservations about correctness of the above-mentioned sentence. In my opinion, the sentence should read as follows:

    1. It is only after this hidden clearance has been accounted for that the correct bumping clearance will be found.

    It would be a split sentence.

    or

    2. Only after this hidden clearance has been accounted for, will the correct bumping clearance be found.

    It would be a case of inversion.

    I may be wrong.

    What do you think of the sentence under discussion?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: It is only after this hidden clearance ............. bumping clearance be found

    Your #1 version is the best.

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    Re: It is only after this hidden clearance ............. bumping clearance be found

    What do you think of the second one? Is it acceptable?

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    Re: It is only after this hidden clearance ............. bumping clearance be found

    Yes. Without the comma.

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