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    Hanka is offline Senior Member
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    Hi,

    could you please answer the question below? I have the following sentence:

    The specified parameters do not ensure that coil thickness is always more than 3 mm and the radiator coil thickness of 0,6 mm can be guaranteed.

    Does "do not ensure that" refer also to the end of the sentence?

    The specified parameters do not ensure that coil thickness is always more than 3 mm and (do not ensure that) the radiator coil thickness of 0,6 mm can be guaranteed.

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Ensure means to guarantee. What you have here are two separate ideas connected by and:

    The specified parameters do not ensure that coil thickness is always more than 3 mm and the radiator coil thickness of 0,6 mm can be guaranteed.

    Does that help?

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    So it means that they can guarantee radiator coil thickness of 0,6 mm?
    And is there absolutely no possibility that "do not ensure that" can refer to the end of the sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    And is there absolutely no possibility that "do not ensure that" can refer to the end of the sentence?
    If that is the intended meaning, the sentence would need to be rewritten.

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    OK, thanks a lot!

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