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    Mr. Y was awarded a grant for doctoral studies by X, with the condition...

    Hi,

    Mr. Y was awarded a grant for doctoral studies by X, with the condition of getting acceptance to a PhD programme in "Nuclear Energy" field in July 9, 2015.


    What is the meaning of this sentence? Does it say that MR. X was awarded a grant in July 9, 2015 or Mr. X was awarded a grant if he got an acceptance to a PhD programme in "Nuclear Energy" field in July 9, 2015.

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    Re: Mr. Y was awarded a grant for doctoral studies by X, with the condition...

    The sentence is somewhat garbled. I would guess the writer meant "On July 9, 2015, X awarded Mr. Y a grant for doctoral studies, provided Mr. Y is accepted into a PhD program in nuclear energy."

    That's only a guess, though. You should ask the writer for clarification if you want to be sure.
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    Re: Mr. Y was awarded a grant for doctoral studies by X, with the condition...

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    Thank you for your answer. If it is changed like this then would the meaning be clear?

    Mr. Y was awarded a grant for doctoral studies by X on July 9, 2015, with the condition of getting acceptance
    to a PhD programme in "Nuclear Energy" field.

    Mr. X was awarded a grant on July 9, 2015 and there is a condition that validates grant which is getting an acceptance to a PhD programme in Nuclear energy field.

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    Re: Mr. Y was awarded a grant for doctoral studies by X, with the condition...

    "... with the condition of getting acceptance ..." is not grammatical.

    "... on condition that he gets accepted ..." is.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Mr. Y was awarded a grant for doctoral studies by X, with the condition...

    The punctuation and capitalization are wrong in ...in "Nuclear Energy" field.​ Write "in the field of nuclear energy."
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