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    #1

    secure as 'obtain by effort' / 'force to give'

    Dear teachers,

    Could you please check the sentence below:
    Therefore, we ask for your assistance in securing the above sections of the report from the contractor in the format compliant with the building codes.
    Is it clear that by 'securing' I mean 'forcing the contractor to provide the sections of the report in the format that is required by the codes'? The style of the letter should be formal.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: secure as 'obtain by effort' / 'force to give'

    Quote Originally Posted by kvvic View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Could you please check the sentence below:

    Is it clear that by 'securing' I mean 'forcing the contractor to provide the sections of the report in the format that is required by the codes'? The style of the letter should be formal.

    Thank you in advance.
    I would use "obtaining" rather than "securing".

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    Re: secure as 'obtain by effort' / 'force to give'

    Thanks for your help, bhaisahab!

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