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|French to English translations [PRO]|
|French term or phrase: le prix sera attribué tous les trois ans|
|Le prix sera attribué tous les trois ans et, pour la première fois, en 1995 pour la période de 1993-1995. |
It seems to simple to ask for advice for this one but what's confusing me is that the translation is going into publication soon and it seems as though this is pre- 1995. Is there another way to translate it that I can't see??? Could I translate it as "WAS awarded for the first time in 1995..."
|The prize, granted for the first time in 1995 for the period|
covering 1993-1995, shall be awarded every three years.
This should cover your doubts. If the literature sets guidelines for the future awarding of the prize, the use is fairly normal (note that I use "shall" in the mandatory sense - Thou shalt not kill - and not the future "will". This is consonant with the phraseology of rules.)
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WAS or WILL BE
This all depends on your perspective. If you use the past tense, you are looking back on the event, whereas the French wasmaybe written prior to the event. However, the future tense is sometimes used in both English and French to describe past events. If such is the case, you couls go with will be awarded.
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