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    Default business class tickets

    Hello,
    There are some points in this e-mail I am not sure about:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Thank you for your reply. I would like to book the tickets of business class (I think it would be better to say - TO BOOK TWO BUSINESS CLASS TICKETS FOR ABOVEMENTIONED FLIGHT). And I chose (I think - I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BOOK) the return flight on the 10th of January.

    Yours sincerely,

    Alina Pogodina

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: business class tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by vectra View Post
    Hello,
    There are some points in this e-mail I am not sure about:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Thank you for your reply. I would like to book the tickets of business class (I think it would be better to say - TO BOOK TWO BUSINESS CLASS TICKETS FOR ABOVEMENTIONED FLIGHT). And I chose (I think - I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BOOK) the return flight on the 10th of January.

    Yours sincerely,

    Alina Pogodina

    Thank you in advance.
    Yes. I like your alternative phrases.

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    Default Re: business class tickets

    FOR the 10th of January. You don't want to wait until that date to make the purchase, which is how it reads to me.

    (American usage.)

    I also don't like "the abovementioned flight."

    Why not just be direct:
    Please reserve two business-class tickets on UsingEnglish Airways Flight 1210, with a return on 10 January (preferably in the mid-afternoon) for Isaac Newton and Adam Smith. (I assume you need to provide the names of the people who will be flying.)
    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.

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    Default Re: business class tickets

    Hello,
    As black and white as that.

    Thank you very much indeed.

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