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    has not X and Y

    Hello,

    I have this sentence:

    The current framework has not increased cross-border competition in Greece and improved prices paid by Greek authorities.

    Does "not" refer also to "improved" (and has not improved prices paid...)???
    And if it does, how would I have to change the sentence so that "improved" is not in negative form?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Re: has not X and Y

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hello,

    I have this sentence:

    The current framework has not increased cross-border competition in Greece and improved prices paid by Greek authorities.

    Does "not" refer also to "improved" (and has not improved prices paid...)???
    And if it does, how would I have to change the sentence so that "improved" is not in negative form?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka
    As written, it is impossible to tell if both verbs are supposed to be negated.
    To solve this problem, you have two choices:

    1. Insert "has" before "improved".
    2. Reverse the order of the clauses.

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