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    make an enquiry + preposition ?

    I wrote to University of London recently and am quite surprised at their choice of preposition after the noun enquiry.
    Intuitively, I thought I would use ... an enquiry to the Department...

    May I then ask whether 'with' or 'to' is more appropriate and whether both are used. Thank you very much

    The sentence:
    Thank you for making an enquiry with the Department of XXXXXX, University of London.

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    Re: make an enquiry + preposition ?

    I also find "with" strange.

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    Re: make an enquiry + preposition ?

    I honestly can't say what preposition I would use after "to make an enquiry". None of them sound very natural before "a university". I can come up with one for just one context at the moment:

    I made an enquiry at the reception desk of the hotel.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: make an enquiry + preposition ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    The sentence: Thank you for making an enquiry with the Department of XXXXXX, University of London.
    From whom did you receive the answer, eg. a professor, or a desk clerk?
    To me, you were making an enquiry of the Department.

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