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"A procedure compatible with X would be convenient for many other companies to adopt."
What does that exactly mean?
Does it mean the companies would find it convenient to adopt such a procedure, or does it mean that the fact that they would adopt it would be convenient in general (maybe not just to them)? (Or something else?)
My question is more directed to someone whose first language would be English. I am not asking for speculation about the situation described by this sentence, but for an assessment of the sentence, with its typically English "for+infinitive" construction.This procedure would be convenient for many companies to adopt.
In French (my first language), you can't write:
It doesn't mean anything.Cette procédure serait commode pour beaucoup d'entreprises d'adopter.
So my question is: how does someone whose first language is English understand this sentence? Is it convenient for the companies that they adopt the procedure, or is the fact that they might adopt the procedure said to be (generally) convenient? (And also, is this sentence really correct?)