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    On condition

    "These bodies exercise public powers, but only on the condition that they operate in an independent, legal, and democratic manner."

    Is "the" necessary? I don't think so.

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    Re: On condition

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Is "the" necessary? I don't think so.
    Correct.

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    #3

    Re: On condition

    You are right. Meriam-webster puts "the" in the pranthesis.

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    #4

    Re: On condition

    In AmE you would more likely see this sentence as it appears in the original post.

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    #5

    Re: On condition

    I think the definite article gives the condition a bit more force.

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