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    Hi,

    Is the preposition used in this sentence suitable?

    Please state in your request that you want us to send a copy of your Certificate to your employer.

    Thanks so much for your help.

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    If necessary, please request us to send a copy of your Certificate to your employer.

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    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/request_1
    at somebody's request (=because someone asked for it to be done)
    The study was done at the request of the Chairman.

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/request_2
    request somebody to do something
    All club members are requested to attend the annual meeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unruly2009 View Post
    Hi,

    Is the preposition used in this sentence suitable?

    Please state in your request that you want us to send a copy of your Certificate to your employer.

    Thanks so much for your help.
    Yes, it's ok.

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    Please state in your request that you want us to send a copy of your Certificate to your employer.

    1. Would it be okay to use "at" instead of "in"?
    2. Would it possible to reword this sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Please state in your request that you want us to send a copy of your Certificate to your employer.

    1. Would it be okay to use "at" instead of "in"? No.
    2. Would it possible to reword this sentence? Well it is nearly always possible to reword a sentence. What did you have in mind?
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    Can I say, "If necessary, please request us to send a copy of your certificate to your employer"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Can I say, "If necessary, please request us to send a copy of your certificate to your employer"?

    "If necessary, please ask us to send a copy of your certificate to your employer"

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    "If necessary, please request that we send a copy of your certificate to your employer."

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    Thank you for the response. Does my sentence sound awkward or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Thank you for the response. Does my sentence sound awkward or something?
    Yes, 'request us' sounds awkward to my ear.

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