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    thomas615 is offline Senior Member
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    to that effect

    Teacher, did I use "to that effect" correctly?


    Ms. XXX told the Manager that her doctor said she is not able to work for 2 months due to her surgery. Her Manager then asked her to get a medical letter from her doctor to that effect.

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    Re: to that effect

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Teacher, did I use "to that effect" correctly?


    Ms. XXX told the manager that her doctor said she is not able to work for 2 months due to her surgery. Her manager then asked her to get a medical letter from her doctor to that effect.
    Yes, "to that effect" is fine. Note that we don't capitalise "manager" when we are not talking about a specific job title. Here, "her manager" just means "her direct boss". In BrE, it would be a "medical certificate" or "doctor's certificate", not "letter".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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