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    #1

    Leaves or Leave

    HEllo All,


    I have samll question here it might sound silly but if you could please help me with it.


    Actually I am writing a leave application and would like to know which one this is correct:


    1) I would like to request for leaves on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of August
    2) I would like to request for leave on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of August


    It should be leaves or leave

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    #2

    Re: Leaves or Leave

    It is one continuous period of leave. So "leave."

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    #3

    Re: Leaves or Leave

    Hi,
    I'm not a teacher. But I know that after "for" you should use a noun or something in role of a noun. "leave" can be a noun.
    Let's wait for teachers!
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #4

    Re: Leaves or Leave

    I'd drop the 'for'. 'Request' is a transitive verb.

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    #5

    Re: Leaves or Leave

    Quote Originally Posted by farhankhan2007 View Post
    Hello all,


    I have a s​mall question. here It might sound silly but if you could please help me with it, I would be grateful.


    Actually I am writing a leave application and would like to know which one this is correct:


    1) I would like to request for leaves on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of August
    2) I would like to request for leave on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of August


    It Should it be "leaves" or "leave"?
    See above for corrections to other parts of your post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Leaves or Leave

    In BE, we are more likely to ask for leave of absence.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Jul-2016 at 22:48.

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    #7

    Re: Leaves or Leave

    I'm a BrE speaker and I would just say "I would like to request leave on ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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