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    writing a letter

    Hello,
    I am helping my sister with her work and she has asked me to correct any mistakes found in this letter. I don't want to tell her that I am unsure of something so can I have your kind suggestions.
    On the letter it says:

    All parents should contact the teachers for their children's progress report.

    You have to get in contact with your child's teacher if you want any feeback. How can I phrase it similar to the sentence already written? I feel it is incorrect. I thought about this:

    All parents should contact their child's (children's) teacher(s) for their child's progress report.

    Any advice please? Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: writing a letter

    You are writing to the parents, right?
    Contact your child's teacher for feedback.
    Contact your child's teacher for a progress report.


    If you don't want the imperative (I'd use it)
    All parents are invited to contact their child's teacher for feedback.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Apr-2015 at 08:54. Reason: Fixing typo.
    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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