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  1. B45
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    Can you say: May I have your New York office number? Vs What's the number for your

    Can you say:

    May I have the/your New York office number?

    Vs

    What's the number for the/your New York Office?

    vs

    Can I have the number to the/your office in New York?

    Are all three okay? And what's the difference between using the and your? Is one more personal than the other?
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    Re: Can you say: May I have your New York office number? Vs What's the number for

    Originally posted by Batman45

    "Are all three okay? And what's the difference between using the and your? Is one more personal than the other?"
    May I have your New York office number?

    What's the number for (I prefer of) your New York Office?

    Can I have the number to your office in New York?

    The last one is not very natural. Things change when you put phone in front of number.

    Can I have the phone number of your New York office sounds best to me.

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    Re: Can you say: May I have your New York office number? Vs What's the number for

    So, you wouldn't use the in all instances?

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    Re: Can you say: May I have your New York office number? Vs What's the number for

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    So, you wouldn't use the in all instances?
    Only in the phrase "the number of"

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    Re: Can you say: May I have your New York office number? Vs What's the number for

    Like:

    Can I have the number of your New York office?

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    Re: Can you say: May I have your New York office number? Vs What's the number for

    That's what I would say. It's the most natural in my opinion.

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