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    Default how many errors does this letter contain?

    Dear All

    How many errors does this letter contain?


    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,


    Attached please find SPD12C-04, Daily Reports for Rig Rajaei on Nov. 28, 2012.

    Rgds,

    Rig Rajaei
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    Default Re: how many errors does this letter contain?

    Possibly none. Are there multiple reports that make up SPD12C-04?

    Although "on Nov. 28" would read more naturally as "for Nov. 28."
    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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    Default Re: how many errors does this letter contain?

    If it's just one day then it would be a daily report, not daily reports.

    You should type out the entire word "Regards."

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    Default Re: how many errors does this letter contain?

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
    I was just doing this with one of my students, and only two possibilities would be acceptable in an exam:

    Dear Sirs, <----don't forget the comma

    or, better:

    Dear Sir and Madam,

    Attached please find SPD12C-04, Daily Reports for Rig Rajaei on Nov. 28, 2012.
    I would say, please find attached....a daily report for...for November, 28th.

    Rgds,
    If this is a formal letter: Yours sincerely...regards I suppose is acceptable if you know this person.

    :)

    Barb: would the "th" at the end of 28th not be mandatory? Thanks :)


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    Default Re: how many errors does this letter contain?

    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    would the "th" at the end of 28th not be mandatory?
    No

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    Default Re: how many errors does this letter contain?

    Dear Sirs, -- only if you know there are multiple male recipients.
    Dear Sir and Madam, -- only if you know there are two recipients, one male and one female.

    Something as routine as a cover letter or cover e-mail that has the sole purpose of saying "Here's the report" doesn't need to be that formal.

    You can skip the salutation entirey.

    Atttached is the daily report(s) for November 28, 2012, for the XYZ rig.
    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    (There may be mulitple reports - maintenance log, periodic air quality measurements, production volume by hour, whatever. I don't know if it's "report" or "reports.")
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    Atttached is the daily report(s) for November 28, 2012, for the XYZ rig.
    Can I use "The daily report(s) is attached for November 28, 2012, for the XYZ rig."?
    What is the purpose of inversion here?
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: how many errors does this letter contain?

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Can I use "The daily report(s) is attached for November 28, 2012, for the XYZ rig."?
    What is the purpose of inversion here?
    Thank you.
    What inversion are you referring to? Simply swapping over the two halves of the sentence? It doesn't really serve a purpose as far as I'm concerned, it's just another way of saying it.

    If you're going to use "reports", you must use "are", not "is".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: how many errors does this letter contain?

    What inversion are you referring to? Simply swapping over the two halves of the sentence? It doesn't really serve a purpose as far as I'm concerned, it's just another way of saying it.

    If you're going to use "reports", you must use "are", not "is".

    Thanks,
    I mean inversion here:
    Atttached is the daily report for November 28, 2012, for the XYZ rig.
    Why "attached" verb is put at the beginning of the sentence?
    I think the ordinary order is as follows:
    The daily report is attached for November 28, 2012, for the XYZ rig.


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    Default Re: how many errors does this letter contain?

    SPD12C-04 is name of the oil platform and there are multiple reports for each day.

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