'at your place our ours'

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When you deal with documents concerned dor of presentation in a company, do you sometimes see the phrase 'at your place our ours' on the paper?
I wonder its full sentence is 'We do the job at your place our ours'?
May I understand the phrase as "we can do the work on your boat either here at our shop or at your home or slip", if the company is, for example, West Coast Canvas dealing with marine canvas?

Do you sometimes use that concise phrase 'at your place our ours'?

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Actually the above post is mine.
Strange, while writing that, I was kicked out.
This is not first.
What is wrong with me, or you?
 

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sunjuvo said:
Actually the above post is mine.
Strange, while writing that, I was kicked out.
This is not first.
What is wrong with me, or you?

You need to tick the box saying "log me in automatically" on the log-in page. ;-)
 

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Anonymous said:
When you deal with documents concerned dor of presentation in a company, do you sometimes see the phrase 'at your place our ours' on the paper?
I wonder its full sentence is 'We do the job at your place our ours'?
May I understand the phrase as "we can do the work on your boat either here at our shop or at your home or slip", if the company is, for example, West Coast Canvas dealing with marine canvas?

Do you sometimes use that concise phrase 'at your place our ours'?

Thanks.

It should be 'at your place or ours' ;-)
 
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It should be 'at your place or ours' ;-)

Verify it, please.
When I did a Google search for your suggestion, the number of hit was 1,170.
As for 'our', only 4.
 

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sunjuvo said:
It should be 'at your place or ours' ;-)

Verify it, please.
When I did a Google search for your suggestion, the number of hit was 1,170.
As for 'our', only 4.

The expression at your place or ours is a very common one. It is shorthand for at your place or at our place. As you discovered, it is almost invariably used with ours and not our.

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