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    help with a sentence

    hello, im having troubles writing this professional sentence, below, which has high level of importance in my email,

    Kind Note, Be advised that, due to my work location being under the ground i am unable to receive phone calls, saturdays excluded


    it doesnt sound right :(

    any help would be much appreciated, thank you in advance for ur time
    Last edited by HelpReceiver; 23-Jan-2015 at 12:05.

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    #2

    Re: help with a sentence

    You cannot receive all phone calls including those using fixed line phones or only mobile phones?
    That doesn't sound plausible.
    Do you also work underground on Sundays?

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    #3

    Re: help with a sentence

    yes including the fixed line phone calls landline and mobile cant receive them, i start work at 8:00 am and get off at 5:40 PM
    but saturdays and sundays no work

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    #4

    Re: help with a sentence

    'Please note that I cannot receive any phone calls from 8:00 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. on weekdays, because I have to work underground.'

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    #5

    Re: help with a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by HelpReceiver View Post
    Hello, im I'm having troubles trouble writing this the professional sentence (no comma here) below, which has high level of importance is very important in my work email.

    Kind Note, Please be advised that, due to my work location being under the ground undertground, I am unable to receive phone calls (Saturdays excluded).

    I
    t doesn't sound right. :(

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time.
    Quote Originally Posted by HelpReceiver View Post
    Yes I can't receive calls on any line including the fixed line phones calls (landline) and mobile. cant receive them, I start work at 8:00am and get off at 5:40pm PM but I don't work on Saturdays and Sundays. no work
    Please see my corrections above. It's important to follow the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.

    MatthewWai gave you a very good version of your sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: help with a sentence

    What is the point of having a fixed landline in a place where it cannot receive phone calls?

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    Re: help with a sentence

    Maybe it accepts internal calls from people working in other parts of the building.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: help with a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Maybe it accepts internal calls from people working in other parts of the building.
    exactly

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    #9

    Re: help with a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by HelpReceiver View Post
    Exactly.
    Please look back at the rules of written English I gave you in post #5. The capitalisation and punctuation rules apply to every sentence, even a very short one like the one you posted.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: help with a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by HelpReceiver View Post
    saturdays and sundays
    They can simply be called 'weekends', according to http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...lish/weekend_1

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