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    if earlier if later

    The modern test for such evaluation is that which would literally infringe if later in time anticipates if earlier than the date of invention.

    Would someone rephrase the sentence please ?

    Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: if earlier if later

    Quote Originally Posted by unaccounted for View Post
    The modern test for such evaluation is that which would literally infringe if later in time anticipates if earlier than the date of invention.

    Would someone rephrase the sentence please ?

    Thanks in advance
    It doesn't make any sense to me, so I can't rephrase it, sorry.

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    Re: if earlier if later

    Quote Originally Posted by unaccounted for View Post
    The modern test for such evaluation is that which would literally infringe, if later in time than, and anticipates anticipate, if earlier than, the date of the invention.

    Would someone rephrase the sentence please ?

    Thanks in advance
    I don't understand it so I can't rephrase it, but I've added some punctuation which I think makes the original make some sense at least.

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    #4

    Re: if earlier if later

    The most complicated sentence I have ever seen.

    Thank you both.
    Last edited by unaccounted for; 03-Jan-2012 at 18:10.

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    Re: if earlier if later

    Quote Originally Posted by unaccounted for View Post
    The most complicated sentence I have ever seen.

    Thank you both.
    I'm not sure that your thanks are warranted! We didn't really help. I have made the best I can of the sentence but I don't think it makes any sense even with the punctuation. Where did you find the original sentence?

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    Re: if earlier if later

    I thanked for your interest.

    It is not me who should deal with the sentence. A translator has asked how it can be translated into Turkish on a language forum.

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    Re: if earlier if later

    Quote Originally Posted by unaccounted for View Post
    I thanked for your interest.

    It is not me who should deal with the sentence. A translator has asked how it can be translated into Turkish on a language forum.
    I would be inclined to ask them to translate it into proper English first, then you stand half a chance!

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