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    Should I start to arrange my travel? Job starting date

    Hello everybody,

    I should start working on 1st of June and I need to arrange my travel. The company offered me the position and gave me a starting date but they told me that I will be able to start the job only after having received a confirmation from their partner (it is a collaboration between two industries). I am confused because I have a start date but I haven't the confirmation.

    I would like to ask you if the following sentence is grammatically correct:

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    Even though I have not yet received a confirmation from your partner, Should I start to arrange my travel to Madrid?"

    Thank you for your help!

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    #2

    Re: Should I start to arrange my travel? Job starting date

    The word "should" should not be capitalized.

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    Re: Should I start to arrange my travel? Job starting date

    Thanks SoothingDave.

    Is the sentence fine and formal? I would also say: "Even though I have not yet received a confirmation from your partner, can I start to arrange my travel to Madrid scheduled for the 1st of June?"

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    Re: Should I start to arrange my travel? Job starting date

    I would remove "a" before "confirmation". Other than that, I find your suggested sentence in post #3 better than that in post #1. However, if the start date for the job is 1st June, you will need to arrange your travel for before that date.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Should I start to arrange my travel? Job starting date

    Thanks emsr2d2! All clear :)
    "I was wondering if I can start to arrange my travel to Madrid for the 31st of May even though I haven't yet received confirmation by your partner." Does this version sound better?
    Thank you again for your support!

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    #6

    Re: Should I start to arrange my travel? Job starting date

    How about I have not yet received confirmation from your partner?

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    Re: Should I start to arrange my travel? Job starting date

    Thank you Tdol!

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