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    "Nested" phrases

    Please tell me what of the following "nested" phrases is correct:

    The cost of Services hereunder shall be VAT free based on Sub-clause 2 of Clause 2 of Article 149 of Chapter 21 of Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

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    The cost of Services hereunder shall be VAT free based on Tax Code of the Russian Federation, Chapter 21, Article 149, Clause 2, Sub-clause 2.

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: "Nested" phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by Larisa_rog View Post
    Please tell me what of the following "nested" phrases is correct:

    The cost of Services hereunder shall be VAT free based on Sub-clause 2 of Clause 2 of Article 149 of Chapter 21 of Tax Code of the Russian Federation.

    Or:

    The cost of Services hereunder shall be VAT free based on Tax Code of the Russian Federation, Chapter 21, Article 149, Clause 2, Sub-clause 2.

    Thank you in advance
    I would use the second. The controlling authority is the Tax Code. The remainder narrows that down to the individual statement.

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    Re: "Nested" phrases

    I agree. The second one is MUCH easier to follow.
    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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