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    for, to or with

    Hi,

    could you please tell me whether three prepositions are necessary in the following sentence:

    The contractor shall not use any information derived from his services for, to or with the company to compete with or work with a competitor of the company.

    "Services provided to the company" and "for the company" - doesn´t it mean the same? And "with the company" - meaning in the premises of the company?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Re: for, to or with

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,
    could you please tell me whether three prepositions are necessary in the following sentence:
    The contractor shall not use any information derived from his services for, to or with the company to compete with or work with a competitor of the company.
    "Services provided to the company" and "for the company" - doesn´t it mean the same? And "with the company" - meaning in the premises of the company?
    Thank you very much.
    Hanka
    "Services provided to the company" and "for the company" - don´t necessarily mean the same in all contexts. The form of words is just trying to cover all possibilities - so that no lawyer can ever make a case for violating a contract. And I disagree about 'with the company'. If Acme Inc and Zenith plc both provide a service to someone else (another company, or an individual), Acme Inc is supplying that service with Zenith plc.

    b


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    Re: for, to or with

    Hi hanka,
    You are right.
    I feel that the use of the prepositions 'to' and 'with' are redundant in sentence you have cited.
    Regards
    G S Reddy

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