- For Teachers
I've written a letter to my English friend, but now I am a bit confused about the right order of the sentences.
Could you please help me with correcting it? I don't want my friend to think that I'm rude and unpolite :)
Here it is:
1) I hope you are all well, and that youíve recovered from the busy Christmas period.
2) Iím writing to ask you a favor. Iím coming down to London at the end of the month to go to a conference. 3) Itís the 22nd Ė 24th January. 4) Could you put me up for a few days? 5) I donít mind where you put me. 6) Iíll sleep anywhere!
7) There is something else Iíd like to ask you. 8) Could I have a bite to eat when I arrive? 9) Just a sandwich will do. 10) I hope thatís all right.
11) Write soon and let me know.
Is it okay to start a letter like that? Or should have I started it with a direct request (like in sentence 2)? And do you think it's correct to use sentence 10 in the end?
Thanks for your help!
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
And I would drop sentences 7-10.
We expect to feed our guests.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.