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    Default Can you analyse this sentenc

    The Contractor acknowledges that bid drawings are for reference only. The
    Contractor accepts sole responsibility for all design work whether the same relates to
    the building or equipment itself, location of the same, or any other matter relating to
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    Especially, what does ''the same" refer to?

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    Default Re: Can you analyse this sentenc

    In the first case, "the same" refers to the design work; in the second case, "the same" refers to the building or equipment.

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    Default Re: Can you analyse this sentenc

    Thanks,but I would also like to know why.
    Is it a idiomatic use? Is "the same" usually used to refer to a noun appearing the nearest to "the same"?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Can you analyse this sentenc

    Why? Because the phrase being referred to need not be repeated.

    It is slightly pedantic and formal, but you will hear it.

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    Default Re: Can you analyse this sentenc

    I see.
    But you haven't answered my question:Is "the same" usually used to refer to a noun appearing the nearest to "the same"?





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