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    About meaning of the sentence

    Hello. Can you help me to understand this sentence.
    1. Bush said the companies workers should agree to wage and workrules that are competitive with foreign automakers by the end of next year.
    I don't understand "by the end of next year". Does it mean companies workers should agree by the end of next year or are competitive by the end of next year?

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    Re: About meaning of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Undak View Post
    Hello. Can you help me to understand this sentence.
    1. Bush said the companies workers should agree to wage and workrules that are competitive with foreign automakers by the end of next year.
    I don't understand "by the end of next year". Does it mean companies workers should agree by the end of next year or are competitive by the end of next year?
    The workers should agree by the end of next year. That's how I read it.

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    Re: About meaning of the sentence

    Yes, I agree.

    Better:

    Bush said the companies workers should agree by the end of the year to accept wage and workrules that are competitive with foreign automakers.

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