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    #1

    write down the information

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    I received a call from Mr. Jung yesterday. My colleague had called him earlier to get information. Mr. Jung sounded impatient and just wanted to finish the conversation and asked me to write down what he had to say. I thought of asking him to fax us the information but decided that was not a good idea since he insisted that I write down the information.

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    Re: write down the information

    They're OK. The only change I would make would be to change "I thought of asking him to ..." to "I considered asking him to ..." but your original is not wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: write down the information

    They are correct as written. The last sentence would be more readable if it were shorter: I thought of asking him to fax us the information but decided that was not a good idea since he insisted that I write it down.

    Congratulations on your use of the subjunctive after he insisted that. I think British writers would more likely write he insisted that I wrote it down. I greatly prefer American usage in this case.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: write down the information

    Some Brits (I'm one of them) would use the subjunctive there.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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