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    Post plz help with writing

    I would like to inform my customer about finding an item that he was looking for. Plz check it for me.Thanks

    Dear Customer,
    You filled out a missing item form for item "x" that was missing from th shelf. We searched for the item and found it. FYI, the item is on the first floor of stationery collectionon on stack #12.
    Thanks for your patience regarding this situation.
    Sincerely,
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    Default Re: plz help with writing

    Dear Customer,
    You filled out a missing item form for item "x" that was not found on the shelf. We searched for the item and found it. FYI, the item is now on the first floor of Stationery Collection on stack #12.

    Thanks for your patience regarding this situation.
    Sincerely,
    k

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    Default Re: plz help with writing

    Please, teachers, proofread this:

    One can search the web for something.
    One can search for something on the web.
    One can search something on the web.

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: plz help with writing

    Yes, these are all correct.

    Search is the verb.

    You can also "search for" something

    P.S. - Start you own question thread if you have a new topic to discuss, please

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    Default Re: plz help with writing

    Ok, next time I will. I thought it was not needed because this is a simple question that is related to the original post:

    We searched for the item and found it.

    But it's OK, you are dead right, Susie.
    This verb, search, reminds me of an old doubt, but you Susie clarified that for me. Thanks.
    One more question:
    Could one say:

    Search on the web instead of search the web.

    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: plz help with writing

    Yes, they both mean the same:

    Search on the web for . . . .

    Search the web for . . . .

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    Default Re: plz help with writing

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    One can search the web for something.
    One can search for something on the web.
    One can search something on the web.
    One and two are okay, but not three. You can search the Web for something or you can search for something on the Web. Do not omit the "for" in "search for".

    ~R

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    Default Re: plz help with writing

    Ok, I am sorry, I'd like to ask someone else's opinion on this

    Search something on the web
    or
    Search for something on the web

    Could both of them be correct?
    I hope so.

    By the way, in this case, could I say I hope instead of I hope so, there's a difference between them?

    Many Thanks.

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    Default Re: plz help with writing

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Ok, I am sorry, I'd like to ask someone else's opinion on this

    Search something on the web
    or
    Search for something on the web

    Could both of them be correct?
    I hope so.

    By the way, in this case, could I say I hope instead of I hope so, there's a difference between them?

    Many Thanks.
    first is incorrect as for is missing
    second is completely correct
    I hope I helped you
    If I helped you? I hope so

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    Default Re: plz help with writing

    Many thanks bandera, it helped a lot on the "search" usage. However, about the "I hope so", the coin has not dropped yet.

    If I helped you? I hope so.

    Could it be "I hope" ?
    I've heard some Americans say this on the TV series.

    -Do you think Senator X is good candidate?
    -I hope.


    Something like that.

    Thanks

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