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    once received or once receive?

    Dear teacher,

    is it correct?

    We do have the following items in stock, we will place order from vendor and pass to you once we received.

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    Re: once received or once receive?

    If you have the item in stock(in your storage), you would not have to place the order with your vendor.
    Anyway, I do not think you need to tell your customer how or where you get your stock from.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: once received or once receive?

    I don't know why you have to place the order, but I would write the sentence as 'We do have the following items in stock, but we will still place an order with the vendor and will pass them on to you once we receive them.'

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    Re: once received or once receive?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****



    As the other posters have mentioned, if it is "in stock," then that means the items are already available.

    Perhaps you meant something like:

    "We do offer these items, but we are presently out of stock. We will place an order with the vendor and ship them to you as soon as they are received."

    (P.S. I would not use the verb "pass." I suggest "ship," "deliver," "send," etc.)
    Last edited by TheParser; 23-Jun-2015 at 13:24.

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    Re: once received or once receive?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    We will place an order with the vendor and ship them to you as soon as they are received.
    Could it be taken to mean 'As soon as they are received, we will place an order...'?

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    Re: once received or once receive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Could it be taken to mean ...?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Of course, your humble servant is not qualified to answer your question.

    In my opinion, that sentence is a shorter version of something like:

    "We will [immediately] place an order with the vendor [,] and [then we will ] ship them to you as soon as they are received."

    I think that most readers would feel that "as soon as they are received" is an adverbial clause that modifies the verb "ship."


    P.S. By the way, thank you for introducing me (in another thread) to the grammatical term "patient."

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    Re: once received or once receive?

    TheParser
    Your explanation is simple to read and easy to understand.
    But, can I use "make a order" instead of "place an order"?

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    Re: once received or once receive?

    I would not use 'make' instead of 'place', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: once received or once receive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Can I use "make a order" instead of "place an order"?


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    I will let more qualified persons answer your question.

    I will, however, share a few ideas with you.

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    1. When you get time, please go to the Google search engine (only) and type in: Make/place an order - UniLang

    a. I think that you will learn a lot from the discussion.

    2. Only my personal thoughts:

    a. I agree with Matthew Wai.

    i. When I wrote that sentence, the verb "place" automatically came to mind. I did not even think of the verb "make."

    ii. For me, it would be natural to say: "I wish to place an order for a dozen donuts, please." / "I wish order a dozen donuts, please."

    (a) It would sound "strange" to me to say: "I wish to make an order for a dozen nuts, please." (On the other hand, it would seem very natural for a worker to say, "We are making up (preparing) an order for a dozen donuts to be sent to The Parser.")

    b. It would also sound very natural (to me, at least) to tell my family: "Ok, everyone, I am making up ( = preparing) next week's supermarket order. Tell me what you want me to order for you (when I go the supermarket's website to place my order for home delivery)."

    c. I believe that it might be a good idea to limit "to make an order" to those cases in which it actually means what it says: A judge makes / issues an order that The Parser must stop eating so many donuts.

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    Re: once received or once receive?

    It is more apt to say "place an order".
    http://forum.wordreference.com/threa...-order.395127/
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