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    Is something wrong with "access for ....."

    Hello everybody!

    Today a workmate of mine asked me to translate the following text into English for him.

    1) Because "A" has cooperated with "B" for many years now, "A" allows "B" to provide free of charge access for workers organised by "B".

    Now that I think of it, I should have modified the sentence a little bit as follows:

    2) Because "A" has cooperated with "B" for many years now, "A" allows "B" to provide free of charge access aimed at workers organised by "B".

    or

    3) Because "A" has cooperated with "B" for many years now, "A" allows "B" to provide free of charge access in favour of workers organised by "B".

    Could you please pay attention to those three sentences of mine and tell me if there is something wrong with "access" fragments?

    Do you find them understandable?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Is something wrong with "access for ....."

    I have a suspicion that what you mean is:

    'Because "A" has cooperated with "B" for many years now, "A" allows free of charge access for workers organised by "B".'

    You could replace "for" with "to", ie "free of charge access to...". It really depends on the nature of the access, so I cannot be certain which is better.

    A context would likely make this more understandable, but I assume there is some kind of service "A" provides, and charges for, but is granting free access to the workers employed/organized by "B" in recognition of the long relationship between "A" and "B".

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    #3

    Re: Is something wrong with "access for ....."

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    ... provide access free of charge ...
    or
    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    ... provide free access ...
    Otherwise, you could hyphenate it ("provide free-of-charge access"), but I wouldn't use that.

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