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    Hi dear experts, Could you please tell if the following sentence sounds OK in English? I am in doubt as to the place of the word "implicitly" in the word order:

    "Terms explicitly defined in this International Standard are not to be presumed to refer implicitly to similar terms defined elswhere."

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    It's OK as it is, though I'd change 'explicitly defined' to match the order of 'refer implicitly'' (this is just a personal preference for tidiness though - not a question of correctness).

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Hi dear experts, Could you please tell if the following sentence sounds OK in English? I am in doubt as to the place of the word "implicitly" in the word order:

    "Terms explicitly defined in this International Standard are not to be presumed to refer implicitly to similar terms defined elswhere."
    I think you should have started like this:
    Explicitly defined terms................or
    Terms defined explicitly...............


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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Hi dear experts, Could you please tell if the following sentence sounds OK in English? I am in doubt as to the place of the word "implicitly" in the word order:

    "Terms [which are explicitly defined in this International Standard] are not to be presumed to refer implicitly to similar terms [which are defined elswhere.]"
    Yes, like what other two experts have said, the place of the word "implicitly" is all right in the word order.
    I try to rephrase it a little bit, what with making it easier to understand and what with practicing my writing. Hopefully, it helps a bit.

    Those terms [which are explicitly defined in this International Standard] are not presumed to refer implicilty to other similar terms [which are defined elsewhere].

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