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    #1

    telephone conference

    Are these sentences correct?

    I confirm that your telephone conference with our Operation Manager is this Friday at 2 p.m. Please make sure your technician is also present at that time as our Manager may want to speak with him.

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    Re: telephone conference

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: telephone conference

    The meaning is clear enough, but not typical usage or totally correct.

    1. "Our" manager manages operations- all operations (plural)- so the title should reflect that, unless his scope is somehow limited to some single operation, in which case his title should specifically reflect that limitation.

    2. In the first sentence, Operation(s) Manager is a title- a proper noun- so capitalized. In the second sentence, manager is not a title, so not to be capitalized.

    3. This is a written message, so it cannot confirm on it's own action or authority- there is no "I". 'This message is to confirm...' OR: 'I am writing to confirm...'


    4. A rather fine point is the use of the present-tense is for something in the future- the telephone conference. Better to say something like: '...conference... is set for this Friday...'

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    #4

    Re: telephone conference

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post

    3. This is a written message, so it cannot confirm on it's own action or authority- there is no "I". 'This message is to confirm...' OR: 'I am writing to confirm...'

    4. A rather fine point is the use of the present-tense is for something in the future- the telephone conference. Better to say something like: '...conference... is set for this Friday...'
    3 - provided that the writer signs the message, I see 'I confirm' as perfectly acceptable. The writer is using the verb performatively.

    4- This seems to me to be a perfectly natural use of the present simple for a scheduled action in the future.

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    Re: telephone conference

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring
    it cannot confirm on it's own action
    ...its...

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