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    #1

    Please get these

    1) Please get these letters countersigned bythe employees as an acknowledgement of acceptance.

    2Please get countersigned of employees on these letters as an acknowledgement of acceptance.

    Are both the above sentences correct? I understand 2nd one is incorrect but I don't know why.

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    #2

    Re: Please get these

    The 2nd is incorrect because if you remove "of employees", you are left with "Please get countersigned on these letters" which is not grammatical. You can say:

    Please get these letters countersigned ...
    Please get the employees to countersign these letters ...
    Please get the employees' signatures on these letters ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Please get these

    Please get these letters countersigned ...

    Just to understand, if we will remove some thing then sentence would be incorrect. Like if we remove " these letters" then above sentence will also be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Please get these

    You cannot remove 'something' from 'get something + past participle'.

    Not a teacher.

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