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    I am in a Hotel

    I am in a Hotel and want to visit the city. Can I ask manager in about transport in either of the following way:

    1) Can you arrange transport for a local visit?

    2) can you arrange a vehicle to visit the city.


    Are both the above sentences ok? Why have we not used an article before "transport"?

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    Re: I am in a Hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    I am in a Hotel and want to visit the city. Can I ask the manager in about transport in either of the following two ways?

    1) Can you arrange transport for a local visit?

    2) can you arrange a vehicle to visit the city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    Are both the above sentences OK? ok?
    Your questions are grammatical, but they don't mean the same thing. In fact, I suspect they don't convey the meaning you intended.

    You can say, e.g. Can you arrange sightseeing tours around the city please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    Why have we not usedShould I use an article before "transport"?
    No, it is used as a mass noun in most senses, including this.

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    Re: I am in a Hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    I am in a hotel...
    It is incorrect to capitalise 'hotel' unless it is part of a name - like 'Grand Hotel'.

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    Re: I am in a Hotel

    Thanks for the detailed correction.

    Originally Posted by Anil Giria Are both the above sentences OK? ok?

    1) Can you please explain why " OK " is to be capital letter.


    Originally Posted by Anil Giria Why have we not used Should I use an article before "transport"?

    2) Is the cross out portion (Why have we not used) wrong? If so, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    1) Can you please explain why "OK" is needs to be in capital letters?
    You can use "OK" or "okay" but not "ok" because that's how it's spelt. You can check its etymology on the Internet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    2) Is the crossed out portion (Why have we not used) wrong? If so, why?
    Yes, it's wrong because "why have we" implies that we know the answer; also who is "we" supposed to represent?

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    Re: I am in a Hotel

    I am in a Hotel and want to visit the city. Can I ask the manager about transport in either of the following two ways?

    1) Can you arrange transport for a local visit?

    2) can you arrange a vehicle to visit the city.

    Can we avoid "two" and can we write:

    Can I ask the manager about transport in either of the following ways?


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    Re: I am in a Hotel

    I think 'two' can be omitted because 'either' refers to 'one or the other of two' according to www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/either_1?q=either
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I am in a Hotel

    AnilGiria, you capitalised "hotel" needlessly again in post #6. Please re-read Rover's comments in post #3.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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