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    A question regarding legal deeds

    Hello,

    Honestly I do not know how to name my question but I hope that I have chosen a proper title. I have got a book entitled "Translation of Legal Correspondence and Deeds" which has been published in Iran and also has been written by an Iranian, Rahim Aslanzade.

    The author has used a structure in the book which seems totally unfamiliar to me. I want to know if the structure below is correct. Please note that it is a formal text, so I want you to look at it as a legal text.

    Through this and/or a separate binding contract, the husband agreed that where divorce has not been requested by the wife, and where at the discretion of the court of law the request for divorce has not emanated from the wife's misconduct and/or from her failure in fulfilling the marital obligations, the husband shall share half the assets he has acquired during this marital life with her and/or shall pay the wife an equivalent amount free of charge as the court may deem appropriate.
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    Re: A question regarding legal deeds

    Yes, it's fine.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: A question regarding legal deeds

    Still confusing to me, but thanks

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    Re: A question regarding legal deeds

    I think it means 'the husband agreed that in a situation where divorce has not been requested by the wife'.
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    Re: A question regarding legal deeds

    I want to say we must keep the whole sentence in a particular tense. for example,

    I agreed that I would give him a book.

    The husband agreed where divorce would not be requested by the wife.

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    Re: A question regarding legal deeds

    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    we must keep the whole sentence in a particular tense.
    I don't think so. For example, he told me that he will give the book back to me next week.

    The situation described in post#1 refers to the future.
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    Re: A question regarding legal deeds

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I don't think so. For example, he told me that he will give the book back to me next week.

    The situation described in post#1 refers to the future.
    But in Indirect sentences we must use "would".

    He told me that he would go to Canada. It conveys the same meaning as "will".

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    Re: A question regarding legal deeds

    http://usingenglish.com/articles/ind...ed-speech.html
    Scroll down to '3. Optional Backshifting'.
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