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    #1

    Could you help me with this text?

    Hello everyone!

    I am not native english speaker and i've got problems with some text.
    I have to send it to article's author, to get his permission of using his article.

    I have sample of text. Could you please tell me if it is correct or there is any mistake?
    (you can also correct this text above... i am sure i made couple mistakes... my english is not very good)


    TEXT

    Dear Sir or Madam!

    My name is _____ and I am _______. I am writing to request your permission to use your article ______. I would be more than happy to forward you like the french version of your article if it can be any of assistance to you.

    I look forward to getting your permission as soon as possible.

    Sincerely,
    __________

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    #2

    Re: Could you help me with this text?

    Quote Originally Posted by umbrellarain View Post
    Dear Sir or Madam, (not !)

    My name is _____ and I am _______. I am writing to request your permission to use your article ______. I would be more than happy to send forward you like the French translation french version of your article if that would help it can be any of assistance to you.

    I look forward to getting your permission as soon as possible.

    Sincerely,
    __________
    See my corrections above. You have to follow "I am" with something like a journalist with Le Monde, an economics student at the Sorbonne, etc. You should tell the author where you found the French version. Version is not necessarily incorrect, but if you're thinking of the French phrase version franšaise, "French translation" is a better choice.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Could you help me with this text?

    I think you have missed the important point of telling the author how you intend to use his/her article.
    Say you want to have it translated to French and published and in what publication.
    I am not a teacher.

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