accordingly?

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Please advise us if heater could perform the above operation accordingly.

What is the meaning of accordingly in the sentence?

How to use a adverb of respectively?
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"Please advise us if heater could perform the above operation accordingly."
I am sorry but I have to say I couldn't get the sense of this sentence. I think the sentence should be corrected like : [1] "heater" --> "the heater". [2]"advise us" --> "tell us" or "let us know" [3] "perform the operation" --> "operate" or "work". To make the use of "accordingly" meaningful, we need any sentence that precedes this sentence. My correction and addition are like this:
"We are afraid the heater we sold to you might be broken. Please let us know if the heater works, accordingly".

"Accordingly" is "in a way to accord well with what has already happened or has been already stated".
(EX-1) I realized I was in danger and acted accordingly.
Here : What to accord with is "I was in danger".
(EX-2) She is now ill, so you should treat her accordingly.
Here : What to accord with is "She is ill".
(EX-3) I made a mistake and, accordingly, I apologize to you.
Here : What to accord with is "I made a mistake".

"Respectively" is "each in the same order as things/persons previously told in the same sentence"
(EX-1) Joe and Jim play baseball and football respectively.
Joe plays baseball, and Jim plays football.
(EX-2) Peter and Paul won the first and third prizes respectively.
Peter won the first prize, and Paul won the third prize.

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First, I agree with Paco2004’s correction. Besides, my two cents on this discussion.

“Accordingly” and “respectively” are both adverbs. The additional meanings of adverb ‘accordingly’: “so”, “because of the reason given”, “therefore”, “as a result”, and “in a way that is suitable or right for the situation”.

(E-g)

(1) You have to take a better decision and act accordingly. (Here, accordingly would mean ‘in a way that is suitable or right for the situation’

(2) He is really a skilled person. Accordingly, he is promoted to manager. (Now, ‘accordingly’ would mean ‘so’ /‘therefore’/’because of the given reason’.

Respectively” means “in the order given”, “correspondingly”.

(3) “In the football game, X & Y won first and second prizes respectively”

--Here X won the first prize and Y won the second prize. The names (X &Y) are related to prizes (first prize and second prize) in the order given in the sentence.

(4) The first, second, and third elements identified in the sample were oxygen, fluorine, and hydrogen, respectively. (The first element is ‘oxygen’, the second element is ‘fluorine’ and third element is ‘hydrogen’).
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Thanks paco and rishonly

I understood the usage of two adverbs. I hope you can help my further problems.

Ben
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Anonymous:
Hi rishonly,

I have got a question concerning the position of respectively in the following sentence:

Which of the following alternative(s) is (are) correct?

a) "This indication is particularly strong, if the
buying price is so low and the terms of business,
respectively, so beneficial that they are abusive
according to the relevant criteria."

b) "This indication is particularly strong, if the
buying price is so low and, respectively, the terms of
business so beneficial that they are abusive according
to the relevant criteria."

c) This indication is particularly strong, if,
respectively, the buying price is so low and the terms
of business so beneficial that they are abusive
according to the relevant criteria.

yours, Rainer
Hi,

I have got a question concerning the position of respectively in the following sentence:

Which of the following alternative(s) is (are) correct?

a) "This indication is particularly strong, if the buying price is so low and the terms of business, respectively, so beneficial that they are abusive according to the relevant criteria."

Respectively here suggest that there are several terms of business

b) "This indication is particularly strong, if the buying price is so low and, respectively, the terms of business so beneficial that they are abusive according to the relevant criteria."

c) This indication is particularly strong, if, respectively, the buying price is so low and the terms of business so beneficial that they are abusive according to the relevant criteria.


It's extremely hard to understand this sentence without seeing it in its context. For example, it's hard to see how something can be so beneficial that it can be in some way abusive. I guess the context would make that clear.

In A and B, the respectively seems to apply to 'the terms of business'. It suggests that there are various sets of 'terms of business'.

In C, it seems to apply to the situation in which both the buying price is so low and the terms of business so beneficial, and suggests that there are various such situations.

However, this whole sentence seems to be written in a very unclear manner. As I said, I have a great deal of trouble in understanding it. I strongly suggest that it should be rewritten. One might consider making it into two or more sentences.

Best wishes, Clive
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Anonymous:
Thanks,

I am just trying to transalate a German sentence dealing with anti trust law into English. I will try to make two sentences out of one.

Rainer
Anonymous:
is this correct:

"Herewith attached is the list of titles that has been selected by end-user. Please quote accordingly"

thank you.
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