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Again, in the general case, no. There exist texts which are in multiple languages, which may have different syntactic rules. Sometimes the two languages are in separate volumes, or at least separate halves on a volume, but sometimes you'll get the two languages on opposite pages, or in two columns on each page, or even line by line translations. And very occasionally you'll even see line by line translations in more than two langauges. I have a book at home that is tri-lingual Greek/Latin/English, for example.