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Post time 2009-2-14 22:46:59 |Display all floors
怎么翻啊,传讯?通讯?来往函电?


What is the difference between "correspondence" and "communications" in legal documents?

I think they both mean letters, emails, faxes, telephone calls, EDX etc.

How can I differentiate them when they both appear in the same sentence?

Thanks.

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Such written notices, demands, correspondence and communications may be sent... in the same manner to such other persons and addresses as either Party may ...

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Post time 2009-2-14 23:57:22 |Display all floors
有些法律性文件,为了做到一无遗漏,往往过份慎重,把近似同义词都统统放进去。其实 written notices 不也是 communications 的一种吗?

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Post time 2009-2-15 00:25:31 |Display all floors
暂且撇开提问句的内容。

通常来说,correspondence较多用来形容来往信件,可以视作较为官式文件的往来。communications通常所涉范围较广,交换小字条也可算在内。

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Post time 2009-2-15 05:58:36 |Display all floors
1.  据说correspondence只能是书面的,真的么?我记得大学时候有本书,也有门课叫Business Correspondence/商务函电,我以后就以为correspondence既包括书信又包括电话传真之类的。

2.  还有人认为communications可以用notifications替代,可以么?我怎么觉得通知只是communications的一种呢?

3.  communications翻成传讯、通讯还是什么别的呢?

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Post time 2009-2-16 06:25:23 |Display all floors
Originally posted by hwgr01 at 2009-2-15 00:25
暂且撇开提问句的内容。

通常来说,correspondence较多用来形容来往信件,可以视作较为官式文件的往来。communications通常所涉范围较广,交换小字条也可算在内。

是的。
communications的范围比correspondence来得多,或者说前者涵盖了后者。

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Post time 2009-2-16 06:26:04 |Display all floors
Originally posted by jl2315 at 2009-2-14 23:57
有些法律性文件,为了做到一无遗漏,往往过份慎重,把近似同义词都统统放进去。其实 written notices 不也是 communications 的一种吗?

是的。
比如把safety和security放在一起。

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Post time 2009-2-16 06:28:58 |Display all floors
Originally posted by shenzy at 2009-2-15 05:26 PM

比如把safety和security放在一起。

这两个词儿更麻烦,有时候是同义词,有时候则各有所指。

例如,food safety 和 food security 就是两个不同的概念。




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