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    preposition "to"

    Hello,

    could you please tell me the meaning of the preposition "to" in the following sentence:

    The borrower must enable stock-taking of the property to 15 August of each calendar year.

    Does "to" mean "by 15 August" or "on 15 August"?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Re: preposition "to"

    Yes, the deadline is 15th


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    So it does not mean "until 15 August", but exactly on that particular day?

    Hanka

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    Re: preposition "to"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hello,

    could you please tell me the meaning of the preposition "to" in the following sentence:

    The borrower must enable stock-taking of the property to 15 August of each calendar year.

    Does "to" mean "by 15 August" or "on 15 August"?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka
    It is difficult to say. I don't understand the sentence. What is stock-taking of the property? What does enable mean there?


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    Re: preposition "to"

    It is a loan agreement on the basis of which the lender lends medical equipment to the borrower. The equipment will be used in the premises of the borrower and he must make it possible for the lender to perform stock-taking (inventory) of the equipment. (probably to grant access to his premises etc.)

    Hanka

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    Re: preposition "to"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    It is a loan agreement on the basis of which the lender lends medical equipment to the borrower. The equipment will be used in the premises of the borrower and he must make it possible for the lender to perform stock-taking (inventory) of the equipment. (probably to grant access to his premises etc.)

    Hanka
    OK, then I would substitute "an inventory" or "an inspection" for "stock-taking". The original can be confused with "stock" as a trading instrument.

    As to the date, "to" doesn't work for me. If the inspection must occur on that date, use "on". If it must occur on or before that date, use "by".


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    Re: preposition "to"

    Great, thank you very much!

    Hanka

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    I think the "to" in the sentence means "on or before " August...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Great, thank you very much!

    Hanka
    You're welcome.

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