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    #1

    as required

    Hi there,

    I don't understand the structure of the following sentence.

    To summon, as required when exercising the above-mentioned powers and functions, persons concerned to testify or give evidence.

    many thanks
    pete


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    Re: as required

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    I don't understand the structure of the following sentence.

    To summon, as required when exercising the above-mentioned powers and functions, persons concerned to testify or give evidence.

    many thanks
    pete
    Well first of all this is not a sentence. It is an infinitive phrase. Even at that it is poorly written, very wordy.

    The comma after summon seems mis-placed to me; it should come after required.

    "Persons concerned" is extremely awkward.

    I would write this as follows

    When exercising the above-mentioned powers and functions, you are allowed to summon, as required, the appropriate people to testify and give evidence.

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