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    would be

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    The receptionist told me that the total cost to process our request of obtaining a copy of their records would be approximately $500.00. She estimated that they would take about 10 hours (including getting records from storage) and they charge $50 an hour.

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    #2

    Re: would be

    Quote Originally Posted by swallow888 View Post
    Are these sentences right?

    The receptionist told me that the total cost to process our request for a copy of their records would be approximately $500.00. She estimated that they would take about 10 hours (including getting records from storage) and they charge $50 an hour.
    Not bad!
    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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    #3

    Re: would be

    Quote Originally Posted by swallow888 View Post
    .. the total cost to process our request of obtaining a copy of their records ...
    I would say '... our request to obtain ...'.

    I might say 'the total cost of processing ...'.
    Last edited by Piscean; 13-May-2016 at 20:14. Reason: typo

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