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    Smith account

    Please set me clear on the following in red.

    After I left the office, I realized I forgot the power cord for my notebook, so I went back upstairs. Then I ran into the project team for the Smith account and they said they were having trouble making the numbers work, so I went into the conference room to help.

    What does "Smith account" refer to? A customer called Smith? Or does it mean some kind of bank account?
    And does the second one mean just "calculating"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Smith account

    Yes, the customer's name is Smith.
    It depends on context. They may not have been able to work within the budget to do what was needed.
    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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