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    correct expressions

    Hi,

    could you please tell me whether the highligted expressions are correct:

    Tenders containing uncertified, defective or untrustworthy copies of documents will not be evaluated.
    ("defective" should probably mean that it lacks some of the necessary elements, but I am not sure. "Untrustworthy" might be replaced by "not authentic" or "inauthentic" maybe)

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka
    Last edited by Hanka; 11-Jan-2008 at 16:52.

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    Re: correct expressions

    As the words apply to the copies, I would take them to mean -
    defective - damaged
    untrustworthy - looking as if the copies have been "doctored" in some way. Perhaps the dates appear to be smudged or to have been altered., for example.


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    Re: correct expressions

    and which expression would you use instead of "defective" to mean that the copies do not include all the necessary elements?

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    #4

    Re: correct expressions

    "deficient" maybe


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    Re: correct expressions

    I would have no problems with "defective" = faulty in this context. To me it would imply the documents were themselves incorrectly drawn up.

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