Have you read and agree to our Terms and Conditions?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ordinarydaniel, Jan 12, 2019 at 9:09 AM.

  1. ordinarydaniel

    ordinarydaniel Senior Member

    Chinese - Hong Kong
  2. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    First, you have to decide if you want to refer to your privacy policy or your terms and conditions. They are both correct as regards English, but they mean different things.

    Then, I agree with you: it should be something like "Have you read and do you agree to our [whatever]?
     
  3. ordinarydaniel

    ordinarydaniel Senior Member

    Chinese - Hong Kong
    Sorry I made a mistake.

    I think it should be "Have you read our Terms and Conditions and do you agree to them?" [corrected]
     
  4. ordinarydaniel

    ordinarydaniel Senior Member

    Chinese - Hong Kong
    Does anyone else have a different opinion?

    "Have you read our Terms and Conditions and (do you) agree to them?"
    Can we omit "do you" in this sentence?
     
  5. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    No, you can't omit 'do you'. If you do, the sentence essentially says 'Have you agree with them?', which is clearly wrong.

    You were right in your post #3/
     
  6. ordinarydaniel

    ordinarydaniel Senior Member

    Chinese - Hong Kong
    Is it also right to say "Have you read and do you agree to our Terms and Conditions"?
     
  7. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    :thumbsup: Yes. That's even better.
     
  8. london calling Senior Member

    SALERNO, ITALY
    UK ENGLISH
    I prefer "Have you read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions?".
     
  9. ordinarydaniel

    ordinarydaniel Senior Member

    Chinese - Hong Kong
    Thank you! :D
     
  10. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    I'm not sure I agree. At the time you read this sentence, you should have read the T&C in the past, but you did not agree to them in the past. You are being asked to agree to them now by checking a box, clicking a button, or whatever. Therefore, I think the second part should be "do you agree."
     

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