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    Post Kindly correct this sentence

    This is to inform you that our x has reported many times
    regarding the above subject

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    Talking Re: Kindly correct this sentence

    the sentence is correct by itself. many times means a lot of times/several times/more than once

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRD View Post
    This is to inform you that our x has reported many times
    regarding the above subject

    Thank you for your help
    "Regarding" is unnecessary and clumsy, and should be removed from this sentence entirely.

    "This is to inform you that our x has reported the above subject many times."

    Although adverbs may often be loosely placed, in this particular case you cannot place the adverbial phrase 'many times' before the direct object of the sentence ('the above subject').

    The reason is that the verb 'to report' may either be transitive (taking a direct object) or intransitive (taking an indirect object). To distinguish between the two, if we use a direct object (as above) we must place it directly after the verb. It would also be possible to rewrite the sentence as follows:

    "This is to inform you that our x has reported ON the above subject many times."

    Here, the verb is intransitive and the object is indirect - this is OK. Also, because the object is now clearly indirect due to the preposition, we can correctly write:

    "This is to inform you that our x has reported many times on the above subject."

    It SHOULD be possible to place the adverb before the verb of course:

    "This is to inform you that our x has many times reported (on) the above subject."

    I'm actually unsure whether this is grammatically correct or not, but I do know it 'sounds' wrong. However, if you replace 'many times' with 'often', it is definitely correct:

    "This is to inform you that our x has often reported (on) the above subject."

    I hope this helps.

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    Re: Kindly correct this sentence

    Thank you for your kind information !

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