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    copy or copies

    Are both sentences right?

    (1) We enclose a copy of ABC Company's invoice dated January 10, 2016 and XYZ Company's invoice dated January 15, 2016.

    (2) We enclose copies of ABC Company's invoice dated January 10, 2016 and XYZ Company's invoice dated January 15, 2016.

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    #2

    Re: copy or copies

    No. Say:

    We enclose a copy of ABC Company's invoice dated January 10, 2016 and a copy of XYZ Company's invoice dated January 10, 2016.

    Make the same correction for sentence two using "copies" instead of "copy" for that one.

    (The original(s) says you are sending copies and invoices.)

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    Re: copy or copies

    I would assume it was a copy of each, but I would change the first sentence to be "...and of XYZ Company's..." which tells you it's a copy of A and a copy of B.
    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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