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  1. B45
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    If the inventory of the eyeliners run low, we will ask the manufacturer in Russia to

    Correcting an email for a friend:

    If the inventory of the eyeliners run low, we will ask the manufacturer in Russia to send more cartons of the eyeliners.

    VS

    If the inventory of the eyeliners run low, we will ask the manufacturer in Russia to send more eyeliners.

    Are both useable or is one better than the other?

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    Re: If the inventory of the eyeliners run low, we will ask the manufacturer in Russia

    Neither is correct, "run" should be "runs".

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    Re: If the inventory of the eyeliners run low, we will ask the manufacturer in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Neither is correct, "run" should be "runs".
    If the inventory of the eyeliners runs low, we will ask the manufacturer in Russia to send more cartons of the eyeliners.

    VS

    If the inventory of the eyeliners runs low, we will ask the manufacturer in Russia to send more eyeliners.

    What about now?

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    Re: If the inventory of the eyeliners run low, we will ask the manufacturer in Russia

    Now they're OK.

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    Re: If the inventory of the eyeliners run low, we will ask the manufacturer in Russia

    Couldn't you just say "to send more"? What else would you be asking them to send if you're low on eyeliner? Hamster food?
    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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    Re: If the inventory of the eyeliners run low, we will ask the manufacturer in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Couldn't you just say "to send more"? What else would you be asking them to send if you're low on eyeliner? Hamster food?


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