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    correct sentence?

    Hi,

    could you please tell me whether the following sentence is correct:

    The invoice will be accompanied by a bill of quantities or a list of works performed.

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka

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    #2

    Re: correct sentence?

    Hi Hanka,
    I'm not familiar with the term "bill of quantities" but the only real problem is that work is not countable (at least in this sense).


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    Re: correct sentence?

    The invoice will be accompanied by a bill of quantities or a list of works performed.

    Firstly, the 'invoice' = a list of goods sent or services provided, with a statement of the sum due for these; a bill.

    So you will see, it sounds odd accounting practice to send an invoice and 'accompany this with a bill'.

    "The invoice will itemize materials used, or works performed."
    In this context, where the contractor has various elements of the job eg put pond in ground and correctly align; install plumbing to pond; lay gravel around pond etc, 'works' is appropriate.

    Federal Dpartment of Works
    Inspection and Restoration Works Performed after the Niigata-Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake (March 13th) ..
    The following is a list of works performed by the Society over the past few decades.
    Programmes of major works performed by SHEFFIELD ORATORIO CHORUS
    Last edited by David L.; 01-Apr-2008 at 19:35.

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