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    in the process

    In the below sentence;

    Before paying your staff for their perfomance, make sure you are not breaking any insurance laws in the process.

    Does "in the process" have a function as an adverb? Does it mean "unintendedly" or "unwantedly"?

    Last edited by Sepmre; 08-Jun-2016 at 12:22.

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    Re: in the process

    No. "In the process" means "during that activity." The activity it refers to is paying staff for performance. So the sentence means:

    Make sure it won't break insurance laws before you decide to pay your staff for their performance.

    The phrase "in the process" isn't really necessary in that sentence.
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    Re: in the process

    No, it simply means "while you are doing it". Note that it should be "insurance laws​".

    [Cross-posted with Charlie.]
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