Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Aug 2010
    • Posts: 516
    #1

    turnaround time

    Teacher, are both sentences OK? Can one uses present tense "is about 4 weeks" in (1)?

    1) She has written to her school to get a copy of her transcript. She has been informed by the school that the turnaround time to get her transcript is about 4 weeks.

    2) She has written to her school to get a copy of her transcript. She has been informed by the school that the turnaround time to get her transcript would be about 4 weeks.

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,216
    #2

    Re: turnaround time

    Both are okay. The "is" version makes more sense because she DID ask for it. It's not a theoretical case, if she does ask. It could be "would be" with an implied "if all goes as it normally does."
    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.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Apr-2013, 20:59
  2. eleven-month turnaround
    By rainous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30-Dec-2011, 02:37
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Oct-2010, 12:04
  4. [Vocabulary] "turnaround" in the lyrics means?
    By sinya in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Apr-2010, 17:36
  5. [General] plenty of time/ample time/as if with some purpose/deliberately/
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Aug-2009, 04:48

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •