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    Is this English correct? "as needed arises"

    I am looking into an agreement and wondering if the English written in the agreement is correct or not. It says like this;

    "Company A and B shall have discussion over the details of the Services set forth in Article 1 as needed arises."

    The part that I'm wondering is "as needed arises". Is it correct English? Shouldn't it be "as need arises"?

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    #2

    Re: Is this English correct? "as needed arises"

    "As needed" or "As the need arises" would be more likely.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is this English correct? "as needed arises"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shin0131 View Post
    Is it correct English?
    Not to me. I'd use one of emsr2d2's suggestions or if the need arises, and I would use discussions or shall discuss. Is this a legal document? It feels a bit strange to me if it is- who decides that there's a need and what are the parameters for the discussions?
    Last edited by Tdol; 01-Jul-2014 at 11:18. Reason: Correcting mistake MNY pointed out

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    #4

    Re: Is this English correct? "as needed arises"

    Tdol, not "if the needs arises".

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    #5

    Re: Is this English correct? "as needed arises"

    Oops- if the need arises.

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    #6

    Re: Is this English correct? "as needed arises"

    It was written by committee. The orignal was one of Ems's options, somebody suggested the other, and the final edit was rushed. (I imagine that the first version was 'as needed' and the objection to this was that it didn't make it clear that there might be no need.)

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    Re: Is this English correct? "as needed arises"

    Writing by copy and paste can do this.

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