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    sentence usage

    When I need someone's assistance in getting a job done, can I use this sentence at the end of the email?

    "Need your intervention on this subject."

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    Re: sentence usage

    I'd just say, "I need your help with this".
    Last edited by 5jj; 01-Apr-2011 at 18:36. Reason: typo

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    Re: sentence usage

    Thank you, fivejedjon! But can I use the sentence I have posted. Does it sound right to you or is there a better way to say.

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    Re: sentence usage

    It sounds wrong if you are asking for assistance/help. Even if you are asking for intervention ( by a line manager, for example), then I would still probably use 'support' or 'help' rather than 'intervention'.

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    Re: sentence usage

    So where does that sentence or the word "intervention" fit in.

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    Re: sentence usage

    Someone in authority will stop something from happening.

    I don't work directly with "Anne," but she works in our company. She told me that she was going to send product A to a customer, but I know that product A should not be shipped out because there is a problem with it. I tell Anne this. She says, "Look, my orders were to ship it out today. No one told me about any problems, but I know that I'll have a problem with my boss if I don't do what she said to do--ship this out today."

    I try to convince Anne to hold the shipment. She insists she will have it on the FedEx truck by 4 pm. I call my boss to intervene.
    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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