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    without strings

    Trying to pull off the proposed "donations" scheme would be no easy task. Product donations usually have to be without strings. Cash gifts will buy what's needed most, like textbooks, not multimedia aids. Also, school systems, like corporations, have formal purchasing procedures, including sign-off points in the purchase-order process that uncover kickbacks and bribes disguised as donations.

    I think "without strings" means "without related person" as in "pull strings", right?
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    Re: without strings

    "Without strings" means "with no conditions attached".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: without strings

    Does this "proposed" mean "intended"? She didn't actually suggest it to schools.

    Trying to pull off the proposed "donations" scheme would be no easy task.

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    Re: without strings

    not a teacher

    Trying to pull off the proposed "donations" scheme would be no easy task.

    In the Ethics Resources document which is the source of your example, this sentence occurs in a discussion of Mary's situation as it is described in an earlier section. It refers to "the proposed donations" because the idea of making donations has been presented for consideration as a possible course of action for her to take.
    Definition verb #1: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dic...glish/proposed

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    Re: without strings

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does this "proposed" mean "intended"? She didn't actually suggest it to schools.

    Trying to pull off the proposed "donations" scheme would be no easy task.
    Not really, as an intention would imply a single person's decision; proposed implies a group needing to reach a consensus.

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    Re: without strings

    "No strings attached" is the way I am used to seeing it phrased.

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