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    thomas615 is offline Senior Member
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    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.

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    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.

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