For some reason I cannot understand the following sentence
"Unless we mutually agree otherwise in writing, you will..."
Is this mean that agreement must be in writing or that it does not have to be in writing (verbal)?
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otherwise is the object in the sentence. "we agree" is the root phrase, with "in writing" as an (unmodified( dependent clause. What "we agree" upon, in this case, is something not already in the contract --> something other than what was stated --> something "otherwise" --> otherwise
Clumsily phrased, especially considering contractual context, for this interpretation.