I have the following sentence:

Moreover, we use adjectives 'Borel' and 'finite' if, respectively, a measure is defined on the Borel sigma-algebra and it has finite values only.

Usually I put 'respectively' at the end of the sentence. But in the above sentence it does not sound good together with 'only'.

Is the sentence correct in this form?

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    There does not seem to be any need for "respectively" in the sentence — its meaning is clear enough without it. – Weather Vane Dec 2 '17 at 16:29
  • What I meant in this sentence is that we can have in fact three possibilities: 1. "finite measure" 2. "Borel measure" 3. "finite Borel measure" Where the last one is just a conjunction of two other conditions. If my sentence really has the meaning I described above, then I will remove 'respectively'. But I am not quite sure if it has the same meaning without this word. – Janusz Przewocki Dec 2 '17 at 16:31
  • What @Weather Vane said. But I might also consider changing both instances of and to and/or to make it more obvious which elements are being paired up (whether singly or together in any given instance). – FumbleFingers Dec 2 '17 at 16:49

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