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French-English Translation of
A legal pun

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A legal pun  
by ankie (UN), Last modified: 2016-12-11, 19:37  Spam?  
The old French doctrine of cy pres is still invoked in modern courts when a judge modifies a trust or settlement award.. The term is short for "cy près comme possible" - as near as possible. For a law review article exploring the possible over-use of this doctrine, I wish to use the title: How near is too near?

The machine translation: Comment Près est Trop Près? I sense this is an awkward construction to a native speaker. Any advice on a natural phrase?

Thank you
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a more natural phrase...  #860758
by matthieu- (FR/US), 2016-12-12, 15:04  Spam?  
...would be to translate from : When is near, too near? or When becomes near, too near?

so you'll have  : Quand près est-il trop près ?
Quand près devient trop près ?

or you could go with a more affirmative form :
Lorsque près devient trop près !
Lorsque près est trop près !

Hope that helps,
Matthieu
Answer:
Appreciate the help!  #860772
by ankie (UN), 2016-12-12, 17:09  Spam?  
Thank you very much.

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