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    Can someone please explain this sentence to me: A producer that provides a product t

    Can someone please explain this sentence to me:

    A producer that provides a product to its customers, who proceed to modify or bundle it before distributing it to their customers.

    Who modifies the product? The producer or customer?

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    Re: Can someone please explain this sentence to me: A producer that provides a produ

    The sentence makes no sense.

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    Re: Can someone please explain this sentence to me: A producer that provides a produ

    It's not a very good sentence. It sounds to me like there is a producer. He sells it to his customer. That customer then modifies or bundles it and sells it to the customer's customers.

    I make a computer and sell it to you. You take that computer, load software on it and sell it with a printer as a package to your customer.

    I make and sell you a transmission. You put the transmission into a car and sell it to your customer.

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    Re: Can someone please explain this sentence to me: A producer that provides a produ

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Can someone please explain this sentence to me:

    A producer that provides a product to its customers, who proceed to modify or bundle it before distributing it to their customers.

    Who modifies the product? The producer or customer?
    This is the definition of an Original Equipment Manufacturer.
    It is obviously a copy from a weblink, since it has hyperlinks within it. You should provide the source.

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    Re: Can someone please explain this sentence to me: A producer that provides a produ

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Can someone please explain this sentence to me:

    A producer that provides a product to its customers, who proceed to modify or bundle it before distributing it to their customers.

    Who modifies the product? The producer or customers?
    It's not a sentence. It's a phrase. The original customers modify the product, then sell it to their own customers.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Can someone please explain this sentence to me: A producer that provides a produ

    Yes, you are right. It is taken from a website. So we'd all agree that the customer is the one who modifies it and then sells it to the public.

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    Re: Can someone please explain this sentence to me: A producer that provides a produ

    Yes, but it's not a good definition since it uses 'customers' to mean two different groups of people. It might be OK with "to their customers" on the end.

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    Re: Can someone please explain this sentence to me: A producer that provides a produ

    Or who then modify....

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