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    Hi....Could you help me translate the following sentence??

    Also, the licensee may not hire the taxpayer's consultants

    here's my attempt:

    Además, el titular de la licencia podría no contratar a los consultores del contribuyente

    thanks!

    danii

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    Default Re: helppp!

    Yes, that looks good, except for:

    >>...may not hire...<<

    ...no puede contratar...
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    ¿Por qué no sería "está prohibido contratar..."? A mí me parece es un orden.

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    Default Re: helppp!

    I find that prohibido is a bit too strong.

    Maybe ...no podrá... is a good option instead of ...no puede...??

    Another way could be rearranging the whole sentence:

    Además, no le está permitido al titular de la licencia contratar a los consultores del contribuyente

    >>A mí me parece es un orden.<<

    I don't understand waht you are trying to say in that sentence...perhaps que es una orden meaning imperativo?
    Last edited by Cotty; 12-30-2010 at 11:14 PM.

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    Yes, that's what I was trying to say: it seems to me it's an order. Even my English gets slurred right before bed. I promise it won't happen again at least not until the next time. And the original could indicate possibility. "May" and "can" get interchanged for some unfathomable reason - in the New World, anyway.
    Last edited by gernt; 12-31-2010 at 09:55 AM.

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