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    major portion thereof

    Hi,

    Could anyone please help me understand the meaning of "major portion thereof" in the sentence below?

    Your employees are allowed 15-minutes rest for evey four hour worked or major portion thereof.


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    Last edited by Sepmre; 12-Jun-2016 at 11:23.

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    Re: major portion thereof

    The sentence means Your employees are allowed 15-minutes' rest for every four hours, or major portion of four hours, that they have worked.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: major portion thereof

    So working almost four hours earns a fifteen-minute break.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: major portion thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post

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    #5

    Re: major portion thereof

    That has to be the most vague rule ever. At two hours and one minute, they have worked "a major portion" of four hours.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: major portion thereof

    It's also an ugly sentence, but, at least, you should be able to get extra breaks by exploiting the rule.

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