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    in accordance with

    Safety checks were made in accordance with the rules.

    Does it imply that the rules say safety checks should be made or how safety checks should be made?

    Thanks!

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    Re: in accordance with

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    safety checks were made in accordance with the rules.

    Does it imply that the rules say safety checks should be made or
    how safety checks should be made? the latter one


    'in accordance with the rules, safety checks were made.' implies the first one.
    thanks!
    But "implies" is the correct word, because the meanings are still not absolutely clear.

    Sentences like the following are quite clear.

    Safety checks were made in the way the rules say they should be made.
    Because the rules require safety checks, they were made.
    Last edited by 2006; 18-May-2009 at 07:00. Reason: false alarm...thought I wanted to change something, but I don't

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