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    Default take days off work ?

    Teacher, can I say this?

    I still have 5 vacation days left and I would like to take 2 days off work and the days are June 28 and 29. I need to attend to some personal matters. I hope you will approve my request.

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    Default Re: take days off work ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Teacher, can I say this?

    I still have 5 vacation days left and I would like to take 2 days off work and the days are June 28 and 29. I need to attend to some personal matters. I hope you will approve my request.
    "I still have 5 vacation days left and I would like to take 2 days off work, June 28th and 29th. I need to attend to some personal matters. I hope you will approve my request."
    I suggest just a small change.

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    Default Re: take days off work ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Teacher, can I say this?

    I still have 5 vacation days left and I would like to take 2 days off work and the days are June 28 and 29. I need to attend to some personal matters. I hope you will approve my request.
    I agree with bhaisahab that there are too many "and"s in the original. I also don't see the need for the word "work". Presumably, this request is going to your employer so you could just say "I would like to take two days off - June 28th and 29th". You could even shorten it more with "I have 5 vacation days remaining and I would like to take two of them on June 28th and 29th. [The rest is fine.]"
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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