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    Default 4 copies/4

    Which one is the correct sentence?

    We enclose 4 remittance slips for the payment to the Revenue.

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    We enclose 4 copies of remittance slips for the payment to the Revenue.

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    Default Re: 4 copies/4

    The first one. They would normally send out four slips, but it is just possible that they run short of slips and have to resort to making copies when the second one would apply. You do not need to say 'the' payment, omit the article and make payment plural (four payments!).

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    Default Re: 4 copies/4

    Quote Originally Posted by learnerenglish77 View Post
    Which one is the correct sentence?

    We enclose 4 remittance slips for the payment to the Revenue.

    or

    We enclose 4 copies of remittance slips for the payment to the Revenue.
    Hello,
    Both sentences are correct.
    The meaning you are trying to convey, however, is a different question.

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