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    Ship 1

    Hello everybody!

    The main theme is as follows:

    There was a ship, and shipyard X was charged/entrusted/tasked with finalising her repair and fully equipping her from 2010 to 2011.
    I mean the ship by her.


    It is the ship that was left/entrusted to shipyard X to completely construct and fully equip from 2010 to 2011.

    It is the ship that was to have been completely constructed and fully equipped by shipyard X from 2010 to 2011.

    It is the ship that shipyard X was entrusted/tasked with completely constructing and fully equipping from 2010 to 2011.

    It is the ship whose completion of construction and full equipping was entrusted to shipyard X from 2010 to 2011.

    It is the ship whose job of finalizing her construction and fully equipping her was entrusted to shipyard X from 2010 to 2011.

    What do you think of my attempts to express the thought in the main sentence?

    Which version is the most acceptable to you?

    Thank you,


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    Re: Ship 1

    When it comes to detailed sentences such as yours, my philosophy is the simpler the better. Your sentence is best explained
    by:

    It is the ship whose completion of construction and full equipping was entrusted to shipyard X from 2010 to 2011.

    However, "full" is an adverb (describes the verb equipping) so technically, it should be "fully".

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    Re: Ship 1

    Seems you're going a long way 'round to make a relatively simple statement:

    Tom is the boy who was given an apple by Bob.

    Why not: Bob gave Tom an apple.

    I suggest: Shipyard X was contracted to complete the construction and equipping of ship Y from 2010 to 2011.

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