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    The whole sentence, especially "a permit to work system"

    Hello.

    The sentence in question is "The company is to introduce and maintain a permit to work system to control and coordinate key repair activities".

    I think that the sentence should read "The company is to introduce and maintain a permit to work a/the system in order to control and coordinate key repair activities" and the meaning is that "The company is to put in place/implement and keep a permit to operate/run a/the system in order to control and coordinate key repair activities".

    What do you think?

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    Re: The whole sentence, especially "a permit to work system"

    Not a teacher

    I think, in this case work is not a verb but an adjective. The company is to introduce and maintain a permit to (its) work system. So I think the sentence is OK.

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    Re: The whole sentence, especially "a permit to work system"

    I do not think you are right but I may be wrong. What do others have to say?
    Last edited by JACEK1; 10-Oct-2015 at 16:35.

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    Re: The whole sentence, especially "a permit to work system"

    On second thoughts, I realised that the sentence might mean "The company is to put in place/implement and keep a "permit to operate" system in order to control and coordinate key repair activities".
    In other words, a "permit to operate" system is a system which allows operating something.

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    Re: The whole sentence, especially "a permit to work system"

    If you google the phrase "permit to work system" with commas, you will get responses like:

    The Permit to work system aims to ensure proper consideration ...
    A permit to work system is an integral part of a safe system of work ...
    A permit to work system is a formal method of ensuring that authorised ...
    Etc.

    Permit to work system has also an abbreviation PTWs.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permit_To_Work

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    Re: The whole sentence, especially "a permit to work system"

    It is not what you suggested in your first post. The permit to work means the permit to perform work.

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    Re: The whole sentence, especially "a permit to work system"

    Have you read the wiki article? The first line is, "Permit To Work (PTW) systems are used in hazardous industries to request, review, authorise, document and most importantly deconflict tasks to be carried out by frontline workers."

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    Re: The whole sentence, especially "a permit to work system"

    Since neither of us is an English-speaking person, let's wait for professionals.

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    Re: The whole sentence, especially "a permit to work system"

    I am on the same page with you on this.

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    Re: The whole sentence, especially "a permit to work system"

    So to sum up. A permit to work system = a system of work permit = a work permit system. Are you of the same opinion? My previous posts are completely wrong and mistaken.

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