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    Hi

    could you please tell me whether "does not" in the following sentence also refers to "correct"? (i.e. .... or Company B and/or the advertiser do not correct the product ...)

    If Company A does not notify in written form of the non-compliance of the product with the relevant legal regulation within 1 business day following the delivery, or Company B and/or the advertiser correct the product according to the instructions of Company A, Company A shall be liable for the product to be in accordance with the applicable regulations.

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka

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    Company A (the purchaser) must write a letter within 1 day to complain of an unsatisfactory product. Company B (the seller of the product) shall make the product all right to the satisfaction of A. If B does correct the error then A must be liable under regulations (for payment, etc.)
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    Thanks! And is there, gramatically, a possibility that "does not" refers to "correct"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi

    could you please tell me whether "does not" in the following sentence also refers to "correct"? (i.e. .... or Company B and/or the advertiser do not correct the product ...)

    If Company A does not notify in written form of the non-compliance of the product with the relevant legal regulation within 1 business day following the delivery, or Company B and/or the advertiser correct the product according to the instructions of Company A, Company A shall be liable for the product to be in accordance with the applicable regulations.

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka
    I think there should be a second "do not". The fact that you had to ask the question indicates a possible doubt which will be avoided by "do not correct".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I think there should be a second "do not". The fact that you had to ask the question indicates a possible doubt which will be avoided by "do not correct".
    But I need to translate this sentence (as it stands) into my native language, so I would like to know which meaning is correct or more likely. Thanks!

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    If you translate the sentence into your language, can you do it without the possible confusion?

    I appreciate that you are required to keep to the original, but in this case the clause is not very clear and it might be better to avoid confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    If you translate the sentence into your language, can you do it without the possible confusion?

    I appreciate that you are required to keep to the original, but in this case the clause is not very clear and it might be better to avoid confusion.
    Yes, I can do that but I need to know the correct original meaning of the English sentence. Whether it is "correct" or "do not correct"

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    I think it is meant to be "do not correct", and that there is an error in the original writing of the contract. It is logically more sensible with "do not".

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    OK, thanks a lot for patience

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