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    teacher, is this sentence OK?

    It appears you have given us the wrong student registration number as the College is not able to send copies of your school records. Can you send us the correct student registration number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    teacher, is this sentence OK?

    It appears you have given us the wrong student registration number as the College is not able to send copies of your school records. Can you send us the correct student registration number.
    Are you writing as a representative of the College?

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    Re: appears

    No. I am just trying to make a sentence using "It appears...."

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    No. I am just trying to make a sentence using "It appears...."
    Your use of "appears" is correct. But I would change the word "as" to "so".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Your use of "appears" is correct. But I would change the word "as" to "so".
    I think 'as' (= 'since', 'because') is the appropriate word here. I would add a comma before 'as'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I think 'as' (= 'since', 'because') is the appropriate word here. I would add a comma before 'as'.
    I prefer "so" = "with the result that". The failure to supply the appropriate number resulted in the inability to send the documents.

    Different strokes.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 03-Dec-2013 at 07:21. Reason: typo

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    Re: appears

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Different strokes.
    Fine, but this is not a matter of correctness or appropriateness. The choice of word depends on the message the writer wanted to send.

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    Re: appears

    "It appears you have given them the wrong student registration number as the College is not able to send copies of your school records." sounds OK to me somehow.
    The speaker is less likely to be the representative of 'the College'.

    (I'm a non-native speaker of Engish who is just stating his own opinion.)
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 03-Dec-2013 at 07:41.

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    Re: appears

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    "It appears you have given them the wrong student registration number as the College is not able to send copies of your school records." sounds OK to me somehow.
    The speaker is less likely to be the representative of 'the College'.
    "It appears you have given us the wrong student registration number as the College is not able to send copies of your school records. Can you send us the correct student registration number."

    That original seems OK to me. The speaker is, perhaps, from the admissions department of a university. The university wishes to contact an applicant's previous college for a copy of their school record. The applicant has given the university their college registration number so that the college can locate the record.

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    Re: appears

    I see.
    That does make sense, which means how important context is.
    Thank you, 5jj.

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