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    word order

    Hi,

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

    The seller undertakes to supply to the buyer the goods according to Art. 3 hereof and to transfer to the buyer the ownership title to the goods for the period specified in Art. 9 hereof, with the specification and scope of goods conforming to individual written orders of the buyer.

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka

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    Re: word order

    Yes it is correct. Legal language in English is based on Norman French, so a more French word order is seen.


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    Re: word order

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Yes it is correct. Legal language in English is based on Norman French, so a more French word order is seen.
    Quite apart from the word order: Does "according to Art. 3 hereof" modify "undertakes" or "supply" ; and what does "hereof" refer to?


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    Re: word order

    Quote Originally Posted by gabber View Post
    Quite apart from the word order: Does "according to Art. 3 hereof" modify "undertakes" or "supply" ; and what does "hereof" refer to?
    "according to Art. 3 hereof" refers to the goods (described in Art. 3) and "hereof" refers to the "purchase agreement"

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