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    #1

    we will write the suppliers a letter or We will write a letter to the suppliers.

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your preference concerning the following sentences?

    1.We will write the suppliers a letter.
    2.We will write a letter to the suppliers.

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    Exclamation Re: we will write the suppliers a letter or We will write a letter to the suppliers.

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your preference concerning the following sentences?

    1.We will write the suppliers a letter.
    2.We will write a letter to the suppliers.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Both correct. I will prefer the 1st one.


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    Re: we will write the suppliers a letter or We will write a letter to the suppliers.

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your preference concerning the following sentences?

    1.We will write the suppliers a letter. - In this case a single letter (GENERAL) written to many suppliers
    2.We will write a letter to the suppliers. - In this case different letters to many suppliers based on Product, Time, Quality, Quantity etc.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    (Not a teacher)

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    Re: we will write the suppliers a letter or We will write a letter to the suppliers.

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your preference concerning the following sentences?

    1.We will write the suppliers a letter.
    2.We will write a letter to the suppliers.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Both are used, the second one is better because it is clear that you are writing to the suppliers; the second could mean that you are writing a letter for the suppliers (perhaps they can't write).

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