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    before the International Court of Justice

    Hi! What is the exact meaning of the sentence in bold? It is about a political dispute which was to be sent to international Court of Justice.
    We reluctant to see introduction of new pointsin this agreement at this stage unless they are absolutely necessary. In this connection, we hope British could agree to drop phrase at end of second paragraph of Preamble which reads as follows: “The preliminary issue of jurisdiction in which was before the International Court of Justice in June,1952.”
    Thanks very much.
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    Re: before the International Court of Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    You have been asked more than once to sort out the spacing when you cut and paste.
    Pars, there are spaces missing in these strings: "thisconnection", "ofjurisdiction", "secondparagraph", "June,1952".

    [EDIT] Finding any remaining missing spaces is left as an exercise for the reader.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 05-Jun-2017 at 22:37. Reason: To add a note.
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    Re: before the International Court of Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    You have been asked more than once to sort out the spacing when you cut and paste.
    Hi! excuse me, please! When I post my questions, all things are right, but after that nothing is correct. I do not know its reasons. After saving the post, I checked all words and nothing went wrong. But now, !!!. I edit them. I beg your pardon. I am not reckless. Be sure about this.

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    Re: before the International Court of Justice

    You missed pointsin.

    Now that you know this happens, you will have to proofread your text after posting and edit it accordingly.

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    Re: before the International Court of Justice

    A bug in the forum's editor removes some space characters from text which you paste from your clipboard. You have to proofread every post which you paste in from another source.

    This is not your fault, but once you are aware of the problem, you should take the extra time to make sure your posts are correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: before the International Court of Justice

    Since others have extensively pointed out your sins, I will take no part in dehumanizing you any further. However, not through your fault of course, the paragraph is badly written. It misses critical articles, verbs among other things. Can you tell us what is the source of this paragraph?

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    Re: before the International Court of Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    Since others have extensively pointed out your sins, I will take no part in dehumanizing you any further. However, not through your fault of course, the paragraph is badly written. It misses critical articles, verbs among other things. Can you tell us what is the source of this paragraph?
    Hi! It is an excerpt from a political telegram sent by the US department of state to the embassy of this country in ran in 1953. It deals with a lawsuit between Iran ad England on an oil dispute.

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    Re: before the International Court of Justice

    If you had told us it was from a telegram in post #1, that would have made it clear why many small words had been omitted.

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    Re: before the International Court of Justice

    The wording of telegrams (which, except in very specific circumstances, are no longer used) does not follow standard grammatical rules. Telegrams shouldn't be used to learn English.

    My favourite example of a telegram exchange from decades ago:

    (From a journalist to Cary Grant's agent/manager): How old Cary Grant?
    (Response from agent/manager): Old Cary Grant fine. How you?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: before the International Court of Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    If you had told us it was from a telegram in post #1, that would have made it clear why many small words had been omitted.
    Hi! Although there were a lot o comments, but none of them are appropriate answer. I should ask it again.

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