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    #1

    was unable to open document

    Is this sentence all right? which sentence is clearer?

    I was not able to open the document that you emailed to me.

    I could not open the document that you emailed to me.

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    Re: was unable to open document

    Both are fine.

    You could, by the way, omit "to."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: was unable to open document

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Both are fine.

    You could, by the way, omit "to."
    In the first example, that's the second "to" that could be omitted, not the first.

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