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    Need help please...letter of absence from lesson

    Hi, I'm a newbie in this forum and love it!!. If anyone could check and correct this letter for me, please...

    Thanks in advance!

    August 25, 2009



    Dear Mrs. xxxx,

    How are you?

    I want to give you a heads-up that my son ____ won’t be able to take piano lessons on the last week of November and the month of December, 2009. Our family will go to _____ for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will be back on January 2, 2010 and I would like _____ to continue his lesson starting on January, 2010.

    Please also let me know if _____ (____'s sister) can start her lesson on January, 2010 as well.

    Thank you and have a great day!


    Best regards,

    Sky19


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    Re: Need help please...letter of absence from lesson

    anybody?

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    Re: Need help please...letter of absence from lesson

    I think it's quite well written, I made some small corrections, but generally it seems ok.



    August 25, 2009



    Dear Mrs. xxxx,

    How are you?

    I want to give you a heads-up that my son ____ won’t be able to take piano lessons on the last week of November and during the month of December, 2009. Our family will go to _____ on Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will be back on January 2, 2010 and I would like _____ to continue his lessons starting on January, 2010.

    Please also let me know if _____ (____'s sister) can start her lesson on January 2010 as well.

    Thank you and have a great day!


    Best regards,

    Sky19[/QUOTE]


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    Re: Need help please...letter of absence from lesson

    Thanks so much for your help wise owl ! The reason I put for instead of on before "Thanksgiving and Christmas" in my sentence because we are going there from before thanksgiving until after Christmas. I thought on is used if I go on that Thanksgiving day and again on Christmas day...Please advice, should I use on or for?

    Thanks again and have a nice day!

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    Re: Need help please...letter of absence from lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by sky19 View Post
    Thanks so much for your help wise owl ! The reason I put for instead of on before "Thanksgiving and Christmas" in my sentence because we are going there from before thanksgiving until after Christmas. I thought on is used if I go on that Thanksgiving day and again on Christmas day...Please advice, should I use on or for?

    Thanks again and have a nice day!
    Hi,
    Now that I think of it again, I think "for" is quite possible as well, better leave it as is. I also recalled a Christmas song named "I'll be home for Christmas" :) (though songs authors don't always follow grammar rules, this one seems to be correct )

    Here are some general examples with "on" and "for":

    - I go on vacation.
    - I go for a holiday.
    - I will be on holiday from... till...


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    Re: Need help please...letter of absence from lesson

    Thank you so much!

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    You're most welcome

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