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    #1

    We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    I'm rather confused about what "we" here refers to. Does it refers to a third party or one of the two parties? Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    Impossible to know without context.
    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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    Re: We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    I'm rather confused about what "we" here refers to. Does it refers to a third party or one of the two parties? Thanks!
    'Accomodation' is not appropriate.
    We reached an accommodation between both parties a compromise/agreement..
    There was an agreement/a compromise between two parties.

    Only the writer knows who 'we' refers to.

    not a teacher

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    #4

    Re: We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    'Accomodation' is not appropriate.
    Why not?

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    #5

    Re: We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    OK accomodation means compromise.
    But the sentence is still not correct.

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    #6

    Re: We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    OK accomodation means compromise.
    But the sentence is still not correct.
    (The only thing 'incorrect' I can see is your spelling of 'accommodation.

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    Re: We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    We reached an accomodation between two parties.
    We (us and them) reached an accomodation.
    An accomodation between two parties(us and them) is reached.
    In the sentence above, isn't the phrase 'between two parties' redundant?

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    #8

    Re: We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    In the sentence above, isn't the phrase 'between two parties' redundant?
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    No necessarily. How about this:

    Their mother and I reached an accommodation between both kids.

    We reached an accommodation between both parties.

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    #9

    Re: We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    We (us and them[]) reached an accomodation.
    An accomodation between two parties(us and them) is reached.
    In the sentence above, isn't the phrase 'between two parties' redundant?
    'We' sounds to me from the scant context we've got like an arbitration service (such as ACAS). Depending on the self-regard of the speaker, 'We' could mean either 'our service, all on its own, aren't we great? ... and with so little recognition' or 'our service and the two parties to the dispute, all working together'. Neither of the Wes could be said to be 'us and them' - although the second comes close - 'us and them and them'.

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    #10

    Re: We reached an accommodation between both parties.

    Their mother and I reached an accommodation between both kids.
    My understanding is that accomodation/compromise is agreed to between two parties.
    I don't understand how the third party (two kids) is involved here.

    How many accomodations are there? Their mother and I? Kid A and Kid B?

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