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    to commit

    Could you help me, I don't understand this sentence:

    "Both exporters and importers may be either unable or unwilling to commit their own funds to the extend and for the length of time required"
    Does here "commit" =to give mean?
    and "to the extend required" ? thanks

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    Re: to commit

    Quote Originally Posted by me78 View Post
    Could you help me, I don't understand this sentence:
    "Both exporters and importers may be either unable or unwilling to commit their own funds to the extend and for the length of time required"
    Does here "commit" =to give mean?
    and "to the extend required" ? thanks
    I'd say commit (their own funds) has the sense of '"allow (their own funds) to be used (by someone) for a specific purpose". In other words, the money will not be available for the exporters and importers to use themselves because they have allowed it to be used by someone else (for a period of time).
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    I think "to the extend" is a typo and should be "to the extent".
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    "to the extent (required)" would mean "in the amount (necessary)"
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    Re: to commit

    thanks

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