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Topic: business letter
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:21:59 AM
Could you help me to put the sentences into correct order. It's a business letter.
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1 Dear Sirs,
2 Ref: Order # 22 of 23th May, 2009
3 Yours faithfully,
4 The body of the letter
5 Mysteria Ltd.
6 P.O.Box 82 London 213232 ; Uk
7 Steve Brown, Sales Manager

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Dear Sirs,
The body of the letter

Yours faithfully,

Steve Brown, Sales Manager
Mysteria Ltd.
P.O.Box 82 London 213232 ; Uk
Ref: Order # 22 of 23th May, 2009

But I am not sure
Topic: For (the last) two day
Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:10:13 PM
Thank you Foundit and DragOn!

Doesn't it bother you, DragOn, that Monday is technically not one of the last two days? (I reger to sentence 1)
Plus, the use of Present Perfect is OK, even though he was back on the Monday, right?

Topic: For (the last) two day
Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:57:51 AM
Let's say today is a Monday 9 A.M. and I met John at 8.45. The previous time I saw him was Friday 9 P.M. We didn't see each other about two days. Here are a few questions. Are the tenses correct?

After talking to John for 15 minutes about something I ask him.

1 By the way, what have you been doing during/for the last two days while you have been out of town. (Sounds wrong to me)

2 By the way, what were you doing for two days while you were out of
town. (Sounds OK)

3 By the way, what were you doing during the last two days while you were out of town. (Not sure)

4 By the way, what had you been doing during the last two days until we met today. (Sounds wrong to me)

5 By the way, what had you been doing for two days until we met today. (Sounds OK)

What do you think?
Topic: Is this OK?
Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:44:07 AM
Back to the main topic.
I know that some natives accept "Which number president is X?"

What about:

Which number time have you heard this song now?
Topic: Is this OK?
Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 12:56:59 AM
FounDit! Thank you ! I got it.
Topic: Is this OK?
Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 12:55:23 AM
Romany wrote:

The use of the word "witch-hunt" has a specific, historical meaning. It is currently being incorrectly used and popularised by someone who has no firm grip of the English language but is in the public focus. To pick up on this incorrect usage and to use it similarly - i.e. incorrectly - also constitutes an error.


Well, here it is

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/witch-hunt

An investigation carried out ostensibly to uncover subversive activities but actually used to harass and undermine those with differing views.

While I accept that MAN meaning a human being is an archaic usage to say that "witch-hunt" is a wrong expression is simply wrong. Any substantiated arguments that the phrase is wrong? I know its historical meaning but it doesn't hinder this expression to be correct nowadays.
Topic: Is this OK?
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:45:55 PM
All the accusations here sound like a witch-hunt to me. I already explained that by using "man" I meant a human being not a male.
Topic: the longest
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:03:21 PM
I think I am asking about both "when" and "what" in one sentence.

As my starting point is in the Russian version, I tend to stick to it subconsciously and in Russian the two are present in one sentence. Is it possible in English?

1) When was the occasion on which you spent the longest time reading a book?


How would you convey both of them?
Topic: the longest
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 2:47:29 PM
Are these OK?
When was the longest time you were reading a book?
When was the longest time you spent in a traffic jam?
When was the longest time when you were reading a book?
When was the longest time that you were reading a book?
Topic: Is this OK?
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 3:41:05 AM
DragOn! What is "a cherry-picked definition"?

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