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    #1

    "Since..."

    Please advise if it is grammatically correct for the below sentence.

    "I would like to confirm if you have received my re-taken photos since I handed it to your company's reception on last Thursday."

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    Re: "Since..."

    I would like to confirm if you have received my the re-taken photos which I handed to your company's reception on last Thursday."
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    #3

    Re: "Since..."

    The relative pronoun 'which' can be omitted because it is the object of the relative clause.

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    Re: "Since..."

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusevilming View Post
    the below sentence
    'Below' is not an adjective, so it should have been put after 'sentence'.

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    Re: "Since..."

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusevilming View Post
    Please advise if it is grammatically correct for the below sentence.
    Please advise if the sentence below is grammatically correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Since..."

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusevilming View Post
    my re-taken photos
    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    the re-taken photos
    I think there is a difference between them: 'the re-taken photos' may be showing someone/something else instead of the speaker.

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    Re: "Since..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think there is a difference between them: 'the re-taken photos' may be showing someone/something else instead of the speaker.

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    "My photos" does not mean the photos has the speaker's face on them or that the photos were taken by the speaker or the speaker owns the photos. The use of the indefinite article is preferred to 'my' in official communication.
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    Re: "Since..."

    Thank you for advising the amendment above! Both of you.

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    Re: "Since..."

    cyrusevilming, clicking on the 'Thank' button can obviate the need for a new post saying 'Thank you'. For more details, see https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/th...=1#post1157921

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    Re: "Since..."

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "My photos" does not mean the photos has the speaker's face on them or that the photos were taken by the speaker or the speaker owns the photos.
    What could it possibly mean, if none of these things are true?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The use of the indefinite article is preferred to 'my' in official communication.
    i completely disagree. There is nothing wrong with personal pronouns, especially when they provide additional information.
    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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