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    Hi all,

    Please consider the following sentence:-

    "Please find attached a draft letter for your approval."

    My questions:-

    (1) Can I use "a" in the above sentence or should I use "the"?
    (2) I understand "draft" can be used as a noun or verb so I wonder if it is possible to say "draft letter" as it sounds to me that "draft" is used as an adjective here.

    Thanks!

    JY

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    Not a teacher.

    I think this is correct as "the" can refer to the specific letter attached.

    "Please find the attached draft letter for your approval."

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    Hi,

    IMO, the sentence is correct as it is.

    If I wanted to use "the", I would rewrite it as "Please find attached the draft letter we talked about this morning/yesterday afternoon". That is, if the recipient knew already which draft letter I'm speaking about.

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