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    Smile Whichever is later

    In the following context, which is later?
    "and make payments retroactive to the original filing date (09/15/99) or to Sept. 25, 1985, whichever is later".

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    Re: Whichever is later

    Is that exactly how it was written? Obviously, anything in 1999 is later than anything in 1985. It's a very strange thing to write, since it's clear what the later date is.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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