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    Confirming my intentions:
    Confirmation that ( nothing)
    Confirmation that.
    Please note
    I am



    Fred,
    Confirmation that the work to repair my garden fence will start Tuesday 19/10/10, with the intention of completion in the one day. There is, however, a small possibility that it could spill into a second day. Please ensure that no cars are parked in the driveway while the work is being undertaken

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    It is not clear what you are asking....

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    Quote Originally Posted by apbl View Post
    It is not clear what you are asking....
    Confirming a verbal conversation?

    I have told him to make sure that his car is not parked on the driveway, hindering the repair to my fence.
    Last edited by boozl; 15-Oct-2010 at 12:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boozl View Post
    Confirming my intentions:
    Confirmation that ( nothing)
    Confirmation that.
    Please note
    I am



    Fred,
    Confirmation that the work to repair my garden fence will start Tuesday 19/10/10, with the intention of completion in the one day. There is, however, a small possibility that it could spill into a second day. Please ensure that no cars are parked in the driveway while the work is being undertaken
    Fred,
    Please note thatthe work to repair my garden fence will start on Tuesday 19/10/10 with the intention of completing in the one day. There is, however, a small possibility that it could spill over onto a second day. Please ensure that no cars are parked in the driveway while the work is being undertaken.

    I have tried to change as little as possible of the original text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apbl View Post
    Fred,
    Please note thatthe work to repair my garden fence will start on Tuesday 19/10/10 with the intention of completing in the one day. There is, however, a small possibility that it could spill over onto a second day. Please ensure that no cars are parked in the driveway while the work is being undertaken.

    I have tried to change as little as possible of the original text.
    Why completing, not completion and onto, not into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boozl View Post
    Why completing, not completion and onto, not into?
    <I am not an accademic>

    The expression "intention of" cries out (in my opinion) for a gerund (where possible).

    "Spill over" is an expression that originates in liquids, and liquids tend to spill out or over "onto" something (or even just "on"):

    The petrol spilt out onto the garage floor.
    He spilt the coffee on the carpet.

    So, even when you use it metaphorically, it is best to keep to the original prepositions.

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