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    could you my corrections? and correct what I haven't corrected?

    1. Ok, here comes the original text, which is or was supposed to be a letter answering an advertisement for an (the???) English language course, with lots of errors:

    Dear Sir or Madam

    I am writing to you about with reference to your advertisement in newspaper. Could you please send me further details about kind of rates and accomodation in Great Britain.

    I have been learning English in my country for three years now. My English is middle good. I would like improve my speaking and writing too skills.

    I am interested rate for beginners. I would like that consist for 10 persons my group and that studies will be four times on week-days.

    Could you tell me, please how much cost this rate and I would like to know do some be declines? I would appreciate a reply at your earliest convenience.

    Yours faithfully.

    XYZ

    2. Mz corrections

    a) without 'about' in the first sentence
    b) in A or THE newspaper (I don't know the difference)
    c) im not sure about the meaning of 'rates' in the second line
    d) 'middle good' we cannot say that, can we...
    e) 'too' goes after 'skills'
    f) 'I am interested IN rateS for beinners...'
    g) 'I would like that the group consisted of 10 persons' istead of 'I would like that consist for 10 persons'
    h) 'and that classes will be (or will take place) four times a week' instead of 'and that studies will be four times on week-days'

    Are there any other mistakes in this letter?

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    Best wishes!

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    Re: could you my corrections? and correct what I haven't corrected?

    b) Here, it should be 'the'- the advert was in a specific newspaper, though I'd use the name instead: in The Times, etc
    c) details and prices??
    d) intermediate
    e) ... for beginners in a group of ten, with four lessons a week

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    Re: could you my corrections? and correct what I haven't corrected?

    thanks,

    This one is wrong as well, isn't it?

    Could you tell me, please how much cost this rate and I would like to know do some be declines?

    a) costS
    b) 'course' instead of 'rate'
    c) '...do be some declines' -> I would like to know whether there will be some discounts
    e) is the construction of 'Could you tell me, please how much costs this...' OK?

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    Re: could you my corrections? and correct what I haven't corrected?

    Could you tell me how much this would cost and I would like to know what discounts you could offer.

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