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    #1

    thereof

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the usage of the adverb in bold in the following sentences?

    The Buyers shall pay in advance 10% of the total contract value against Sellers’ invoice within thirty-five days of the date thereof.

    thereof = of it (in the present case of the invoice)

    In the day that thou eats thereof, thou shall surely die.

    thereof = of that, of this

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    Re: thereof

    What distinction are you trying to make between it and this/that?

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    Re: thereof

    Hi Tdol,

    There is nothing especially designedly in my different interpretations of the adverb in question.

    It is most likely that my intention was to show the proverbial flexibility of English language.

    As far as I can see it was an unsuccessful attempt.

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    Re: thereof

    In the day that thou eateth thereof, thou shalt surely die.
    . . . would be the correct version of that form of English, if you insist on using it.

    Rover

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