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    #1

    using beside.

    Hi,

    Is the following sentence grammatically correct ?

    I also kindly request that beside postal mail,
    could you possibly send my acceptance letter via e-mail ?

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: using beside.

    It's far too wordy.

    Please send my acceptance letter by both post and email.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: using beside.

    It's not idiomatic. We don't use beside to mean "in addition to."
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: using beside.

    No, we have besides for that.
    I am not a teacher

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    #5

    Re: using beside.

    Quote Originally Posted by oksuz_ View Post
    Hi,

    Is the following sentence grammatically correct? [No space before the question mark.]

    I also [Delete "kindly."] request that besides postal mail, would you also send my acceptance letter via e-mail? [Again, no space before the question mark.]

    Thank you.
    ["Thank you in advance" is what we call "junk English": it takes space but doesn't mean anything. Just say "Thank you."
    "Could" asks if the person can. "Would" asks if the person will. Use the C and W to remember.

    I agree that the sentence is much too wordy. I like: "Please send my acceptance letter both by email and post."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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