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    Can one shorten "It has offset obligations and similar obligations vis-a-vis" to "it has offset and similar obligations vis-a-vis" without changing the meaning?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Similar

    What is the context?

    A full sentence would be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What is the context?

    A full sentence would be helpful.

    Rover
    That was pretty much the whole sentence.

    "It has offset and similar obligations vis-a-vis the state of X."
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    Re: Similar

    Anyone?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    That was pretty much the whole sentence.

    "It has offset and similar obligations vis-a-vis the state of X."
    It doesn't make a great deal of sense Jasmine. What exactly are you trying to say?

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    Re: Similar

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It doesn't make a great deal of sense Jasmine. What exactly are you trying to say?
    "It has offset obligations and similar obligations vis-a-vis the state of X."

    Can the above sentence be written as "It has offset and similar obligations vis-a-vis the state of X"? Judging by your response, I would say no.

    If you don't know what an offset obligation is, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offset_agreement.

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    Re: Similar

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "It has offset obligations and similar obligations vis-a-vis the state of X."

    Can the above sentence be written as "It has offset and similar obligations vis-a-vis the state of X"? Judging by your response, I would say no.

    If you don't know what an offset obligation is, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offset_agreement.
    No, I don't know what an "offset obligation" is; unfortunately your link doesn't work. If an "offset obligation" exists as an entity, then your suggested sentence could work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, I don't know what an "offset obligation" is; unfortunately your link doesn't work. If an "offset obligation" exists as an entity, then your suggested sentence could work.
    Hmm, the link works for me (Offset agreement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

    So what you're saying is, "It has offset and similar obligations ...." would work if the term "offset obligation" really does exist. Right?

    Thank you.

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    I do not think so. An offset obligation is a very specific agreement between sovereign states, if indeed that is a specific part of your question. Similar agreements would also have to be called offset, otherwise they would not be offset.

    Offset occurs in the financial world and particularly in banking, and has now spread to mortgages. You may well therefore find similar agreements to these types of agreements.

    The offset obligation you have referred to has a well known format, within which there may be, and in reality are, many differences depending upon the requirements of each state. But there are no similar agreements unless they are offset ones. There may well be other obligations between the same parties but they would not be similar.

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    Re: Similar

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    I do not think so. An offset obligation is a very specific agreement between sovereign states, if indeed that is a specific part of your question. Similar agreements would also have to be called offset, otherwise they would not be offset.

    Offset occurs in the financial world and particularly in banking, and has now spread to mortgages. You may well therefore find similar agreements to these types of agreements.

    The offset obligation you have referred to has a well known format, within which there may be, and in reality are, many differences depending upon the requirements of each state. But there are no similar agreements unless they are offset ones. There may well be other obligations between the same parties but they would not be similar.
    Thank you very much for your lenghty explanation.

    But assuming that obligations similar to offset obligations do exist, could one say "It has offset and similar obligations"?

    Thank you once again.

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