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    a copy or copies!

    When you send 5 letters (each having three pages) to someone in PDF, how do you say that in an email:

    send you a copy of 5 letters or send you copies of 5 letters?

    Thanks.

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    Re: a copy or copies!

    Each letter is unique, right? None is a copy of the other?

    Are the three pages copies of the same page?
    Letter A, page 1 is the same as Letter A, page 2, so that 2 is an exact copy of 1? (If so, what's the point of that? They could just print two copies of page 1.)
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    Re: a copy or copies!

    I am sending you copies of 5 letters (pdf) by email.
    The length of each letter does not need to be mentioned.

    If you were writing a normal letter you would simply refer to the attached copies of 5 letters.

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    Re: a copy or copies!

    I was just about to post a similar question.

    Is it...I have enclosed copies of my resume, passport, and diploma.

    or is it... I have enclosed a copy of my resume, passport, and diploma.

    I'm not sure which to use. There is only one copy of each item, but since there are 3 items, I am sending multiple items (copies).

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    Re: a copy or copies!

    The resume is not a copy, right?

    Is it normal to send a copy of your diploma? Or your passort? That would be a very strange thing to include in a cover letter for a job in the US.

    My resume and a copy of my diploma and passport are enclosed.
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    Re: a copy or copies!

    Actually this is very common and required for many positions overseas. But you need to digitally stamp the document as a "copy" and cover-up the passport number.

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    Re: a copy or copies!

    All the 3 pages in any of 5 letters are different.

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    Re: a copy or copies!

    Each letter is one complete document (pdf), you do not need to refer to any number of pages.

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    Re: a copy or copies!

    I was giving pages just to make it easier for you guys to understand me. I of course won't use 3 pages. But no one has directly answered my question:

    Should I say "a copy of the letters" or "copies of the letters"?

    Thanks.

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    Re: a copy or copies!

    A copy of the five letters.
    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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