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    Default same date/even date/instant/ultimo/proximo

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following sentences sound rightly?

    Our letter of the 5th April and our telegram of the same date
    Our letter of the 5th April and our telegram of the even date
    Our telegram of today’s date
    Our telegram of yesterday’s date
    Your letter of the 2th instant
    Your telegram dated the 25 ultimo
    The vessel will arrive on the 2nd proximo
    The vessel will arrive on the 10 June, 2009.
    We refer to your letter of the 15 the May last (or the 15th May, 2008.)
    We have received your letter dated the 2 May, 2009.
    We have received your letter of the 2 May, 2009.
    We cabled you on the May, 2009.
    The goods ordered by you on the 29 April, 2009 are ready for shipment.
    We shall write the suppliers a letter. Or We shall write a letter to the suppliers.
    Your favor of the 25th ultimo has come to hand this morning.
    We are in possession of your letter of the 1st May and of your telegram of even date and beg to advise you that the s.s. “Balkan” left Varna for London on the 29th ultimo.
    Your letter of the 1th May as well as your telegram of even date have come into our possession so we beg to advise you that the s.s. “Balkan” left Varna for London on the 29th ultimo.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Default Re: same date/even date/instant/ultimo/proximo

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following sentences sound rightly?

    Our letter of the 5th April and our telegram of the same date
    Our letter of the 5th April and our telegram of the even date
    Our telegram of today’s date
    Our telegram of yesterday’s date
    Your letter of the 2th instant but pretty much obsolete now.
    Your telegram dated the 25 ultimoDefinitely obsolete
    The vessel will arrive on the 2nd proximoPretty much obsolete
    The vessel will arrive on the 10 June, 2009.
    We refer to your letter of the 15 the May last (or the 15th May, 2008.) These days, for clarity, your suggested alternative in brackets.
    We have received your letter dated the 2 May, 2009. without the article
    We have received your letter of the 2 May, 2009. without the article
    We cabled you on the May, 2009. We cabled you on xx May 2009
    The goods ordered by you on the 29 April, 2009 are ready for shipment. without the article
    We shall write the suppliers a letter. Or We shall write a letter to the suppliers.
    Your favor of the 25th ultimo has come to hand this morning. This whole sentence comes from the 19th century - take it as obsolete
    We are in possession receipt of your letter of the 1st May and of your telegram of even date and beg to advise you that the s.s. “Balkan” left Varna for London on the 29th ultimo. but old-fashioned, and omit articles in dates.
    Your letter of the 1th May as well as your telegram of even date have come into our possession so we beg to advise you that the s.s. “Balkan” left Varna for London on the 29th ultimo.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Some of these are REALLY old in terminology.

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