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    I have just received a request from management

    Hi guys.
    Which one seems more correct?
    1. ''I have just received a request from management department to conduct a survey on customers satisfaction in our services.''

    2. ''I have just received a request to conduct a survey on customers satisfaction in our services from management department.''

    Is ''from management department'' an adverbial phrase? An adverbial phrase should always be placed at the end of a sentence, right?

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    Re: I have just received a request from management

    Jasonkhlim, you will notice that I have changed your thread title to make it relevant to the contents of your post. Titles like "sentence structure" are useless. Thread titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are querying.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have just received a request from management

    I think 'a request from the management department' is correct because the prepositional phrase functions as an adjective modifying 'request'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I have just received a request from management

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Jasonkhlim, you will notice that I have changed your thread title to make it relevant to the contents of your post. Titles like "sentence structure" are useless. Thread titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are querying.
    Ok, noted. Thank you.

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    Re: I have just received a request from management

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think 'a request from the management department' is correct because the prepositional phrase functions as an adjective modifying 'request'.
    Yeah, I agree with your statement.
    Do you mean that ''from management department'' functions as an adjective, which is modifying ''request''?
    Then what about ''to conduct a survey on customers satisfaction''?
    Last edited by jasonkhlim; 04-Jan-2016 at 16:11.

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    Re: I have just received a request from management

    I have just received a request from management to conduct a survey to gauge customer satisfaction with our services.
    Note that "management department" would be highly unnatural; no company has a "management department."

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    Re: I have just received a request from management

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Note that "management department" would be highly unnatural; no company has a "management department."
    Thanks for pointing that out.

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    Re: I have just received a request from management

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonkhlim View Post

    An adverbial phrase should always be placed at the end of a sentence, right?
    Please forget that you ever learned this. It's entirely wrong.

    A request from management to survey customers on their satisfaction with the services they receive.
    A request to survey customers on their satisfaction with the services they receive from management.

    In the first, the request is from management.
    In the second, they services are performed my management.
    You see how completely different they are?
    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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    Re: I have just received a request from management

    Again, please continue any further discussion here: https://www.englishforums.com/Englis...jkjkb/post.htm

    There is little point in engaging two sets of English experts in the same question.
    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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    Re: I have just received a request from management

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Again, please continue any further discussion here: https://www.englishforums.com/Englis...jkjkb/post.htm

    There is little point in engaging two sets of English experts in the same question.
    I just wanted to know other opinions from different forums. Anyway, noted. :)

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