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    #1

    Include me?




    Would it be correct to say include me if there were a list of names where a group of people studying English or participating in any class/course?

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    #2

    Re: Include me?

    As always, please give us entire sentences to work with. There is no reason to start your post with .
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    It happened that I was asked to whether I had/whether to had the ability to participate in a team work at school. Sometimes we have courses for those who/that want to improve their English. Don't we have a set phrase for such a situation? Would it be acceptable to say include me?

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    Re: Include me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    It happened that I was asked to whether I had/whether to had the ability to participate in a team work at school. Sometimes we have courses for those who/that want to improve their English. Don't we have a set phrase for such a situation? Would it be acceptable to say include me?

    It happened that I was asked to whether I had the ability to participate in ...
    It happened that I was asked to whether to had the ability to participate in ...

    ... are both entirely incorrect. Why use more words than you need to?

    I was asked whether I was able to participate in ...
    I was asked whether I could participate in ...

    I have no idea where you want to write "include me" in those sentences.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Include me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post

    Would it be correct to say include me if there were a list of names where a group of people studying English or participating in any class/course?
    Yes, you can say "Include me [please]" if someone is making a list of people who are interested in participating in something.

    There are a few problems with your sentence. You can't say "Include me" simply because there is a list of names - but you have clarified that by saying you were asked.
    Your dependent clause isn't a clause - "where there is a group of people studying English or participating in any class" is one way to fix it.

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    #6

    Re: Include me?

    You can say something like "Please include me on any future emails about X."

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    #7

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    Hello, Odessa Dawn:

    May I add my two bits to all the excellent answers that you have already received?

    I am probably wrong, but are you referring to something like this:

    Principal / Head Teacher (speaking to six teachers): We have decided to start an English class on Saturdays for students who want extra help.
    We do not have any funds to pay you, so we are looking for volunteers. Would any of you like to help out?

    Mr. Washington: Absolutely. Sign me up.

    Mrs. Adams: Me, too.

    Mr. Jefferson: You can count on me!

    Odessa Dawn: You definitely can include me in!

    Ms. Madison: That goes for me, too!

    Mr. Monroe: Include me out! No pay, no work!

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    Re: Include me?

    Note that in BrE, both "include me in" and "include me out" are not acceptable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Include me?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note that in BrE, both "include me in" and "include me out" are not acceptable.
    They're not acceptable in AmE either, though "count me in" is frquently heard. I believe James was being ironic. "Include me out" is a malapropism attributed to movie maker Samuel Goldwyn. It's also the title of Farley Granger's memoir, "Include Me Out: From Goldwyn to Broadway."

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    #10

    Re: Include me?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Thank you, Emsr and Riquecohen, very much for your comments -- which learners should certainly follow.

    Here is some information that may interest you:

    "I'm in" is an alternate form of "Count me in," which means "include me."

    -- Urban Dictionary


    "I have a good buddy of mine going with me and wondered if you'd like to come along." There was a long pause. Then he came on loud and clear [over the telephone]. "That sounds great! You can include me in!"

    -- Earle Williams, To Dare a Dream (Google "books")


    James

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