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    Hello!
    Please help me with the correct expression:

    "I have been made an offer"
    or
    "I received an offer" ?

    Which one is the most accurate to use in a formal e-mail?
    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: "received" or "have been made" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sophie_ View Post
    Hello!
    Please help me with the correct expression:

    "I have been made an offer"
    or
    "I received an offer" ?

    Which one is the most accurate to use in a formal e-mail?
    Thank you in advance!
    I would say either "I have received an offer..." or "I have been offered..."

    I have been offered a job at...
    I have been offered a place on a Spanish course...

    I have received an offer of a place at university.
    I have received an offer of a free gift.


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    Re: "received" or "have been made" ?

    Thank you so much for your assistance and quick response!

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    Re: "received" or "have been made" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sophie_ View Post
    Thank you so much for your assistance and quick response!
    You're welcome!

    You can also say, by the say "The university has made me an offer"!

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