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    There is a new RTV cargo return of 46th lot for 4500 pcs xxx, please prepare your China customs document in advance, the estimate arrived date is Aug 20, 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    There is a new RTV return cargo from (of) the 46th lot for 4500 pcs xxx. Please prepare your document for China customs in advance since the expected (estimate) date of arrival is Aug 20, 2008.
    Delete words in brackets.

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    #3

    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Say:
    Chinese customs

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    Chinese customs document

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    #4

    Re: is this sentence correct?

    RB
    China Customs would have been correct, right?

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    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
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    China Customs would have been correct, right?
    "China" is not an adjective. "Chinese" is an adjective. On the other hand, I found this:

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    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    "China" is not an adjective. "Chinese" is an adjective. On the other hand, I found this:
    If you were to search further, you'll find that there is also China Immigration, China Police,etc.

    The adjective rule doesn't apply to names I guess.

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    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    If you were to search further, you'd find that there is also China Immigration, China Police,etc.

    The adjective rule doesn't apply to names I guess.
    I think the key is that those are proper names, and an organization can give itself any name it chooses to.

    Usually (with countries) you will see such things as:
    the French Foreign Legion
    the British Secret Service
    the Turkish Consulate

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    Re: is this sentence correct?

    If you were to search further, you'd find that there is also China Immigration, China Police,etc.

    RB - why 'would' and not 'will'?

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    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    If you were to search further, you'd find that there is also China Immigration, China Police,etc.

    RB - why 'would' and not 'will'?
    The verb governs the choice of would or will. If you say "If you search further" then say "you will find that...." But "If you were to search further" creates a conditional, thus "you would find that...."



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