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    Hanka is offline Senior Member
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    Hi,

    could you please proofread the following text and answer the below questions:

    This problem has already been solved in the contract made upon establishment of the company the heir and successor of the firm is John Smith, son of the current owner George Smith. He shall be obliged to perform all agreed contracts upon the take-over of the company.

    1) Please check grammar
    2) Is it possible to use the word "successor" here meaning that John Smith will continue the business after he inherits the company?
    3) Is it possible to use the word "take-over" if the son acquires the company as an inheritance? My dictionary says that "take-over" is used when someone acquires a company through buying the majority of its shares. But maybe it is possible in both cases.

    Thank you very very much.

    Hanka

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please proofread the following text and answer the below questions:

    This problem has already been solved in the contract made upon establishment of the company the heir and successor of the firm is John Smith, son of the current owner George Smith. He shall be obliged to perform all agreed contracts upon the take-over of the company.

    1) Please check grammar
    2) Is it possible to use the word "successor" here meaning that John Smith will continue the business after he inherits the company? Yes - but the sentence might be better phrased: John Smith, son of the current owner George Smith, is his heir and successor to the firm.

    3) Is it possible to use the word "take-over" if the son acquires the company as an inheritance? My dictionary says that "take-over" is used when someone acquires a company through buying the majority of its shares. But maybe it is possible in both cases. OED gives "assume control of or responsibility for", so I think the answer must be yes.

    Thank you very very much.

    Hanka
    He shall be obliged to perform all agreed contracts upon the take-over of the company. Upon take-over of the company, he will be required to honour all existing and agreed contracts.

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