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    I am interested

    Somebody has sent me an offer and asked me to reply by tomorrow. Can I reply as below? Please modify it to convey in a more decent and meaningful way.

    I am interested to join Reliance Industries. But as discussed during our last con call, I have been expecting salary range in between 15 to 16 lac, keeping in mind that I have to relocate myself to Chandigarh.

    You are requested to consider the same.

    Thanks
    Anil

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    Re: I am interested

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    I am (definitely) interested to join in joining Reliance Industries. But as discussed during our last conference call, I have been expecting expect a salary range in between of 15 to 16 lac, keeping in mind that I have to relocate myself to Chandigarh.

    Please take that into consideration and let me know if you agree to my expected salary range.
    You are requested to consider the same.

    Thanks,
    Anil
    Note that while lac/lakh is common in Indian English, it is not used in standard English.

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    Re: I am interested

    I am (definitely) interested to join in joining Reliance Industries. But as discussed during our last conference call, I have been expecting expect a salary range in between of 15 to 16 lac, keeping in mind that I have to relocate myself to Chandigarh.

    Can you please help me to know why " to join" and "have been expecting" is incorrect?

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    Re: I am interested

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    " to join"
    Have a look at this:
    https://www.quora.com/Diction-and-Wo...-interested-in

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    "have been expecting"
    "have been expecting" could imply that you don't expect that salary any longer; "am" is unambiguous and means you still expect that salary range.

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    Re: I am interested

    Originally Posted by suniljain
    "have been expecting"



    "have been expecting" could imply that you don't expect that salary any longer; "am" is unambiguous and means you still expect that salary range.

    I understand " have been expecting" means that I was expecting and presently I am also expecting. Please clarify if I am not correct.

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    Re: I am interested

    'Interested in/to' was discussed here.

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    Re: I am interested

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    I understand " have been expecting" means that I was expecting and presently I am also expecting.
    The present perfect continuous could refer to a continuing action or a finished action, according to https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1204853
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I am interested

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    I understand " have been expecting" means that I was expecting and presently I am also expecting. Please clarify if I am not correct.
    You are not correct.
    As I've already mentioned, it can mean that, but it can also mean that you no longer expect (that salary). It tells us that "expect" started in the past and continued right up to the present. It does not tell us if it continues in the present or not.

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    Re: I am interested

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    It does not tell us if it continues in the present or not.
    Does the above apply to the following:
    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    1. I have been meaning to ask you if your parents are still alive.
    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    I am interested to join Reliance Industries.
    I think it would be correct if 'minded' was used instead of 'interested'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I am interested

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    I understand " have been expecting" means that I was expecting and presently I am also expecting. Please clarify if I am not correct.
    Not always- when you arrive and someone says that they have been expecting you, they are no longer expecting you because you are there. Also, it doesn't matter here whether you have been thinking about that sort of salary in the past ornot. What matters is that it is what you expect now.

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