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    #1

    invitation letter, etc

    I am quite confused about the following usage. Please impart your language expertise to me. Many thanks.

    1. I wrote him (A. an invitation letter B. an invitational letter C. a letter of invitation).
    2. I wrote him (A. a sympathy and condolence letter B. a letter of sympathy and condolences).

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    Re: invitation letter, etc

    1a, although I would probably just say "I sent him an invitation".
    2 - I would use neither.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: invitation letter, etc

    I am quite confused about the following usage. Please impart your language expertise to me. Many thanks.

    1. I wrote him (A. an invitation letter B. an invitational letter C. a letter of invitation).
    2. I wrote him (A. a sympathy and condolence letter B. a letter of sympathy and condolences).


    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    1a, although I would probably just say "I sent him an invitation".
    2 - I would use neither.
    Many thanks to you. Now I think I know what is wrong with sentence #2. A sympathy letter is different from a condolence letter. Therefore I should have asked my question otherwise.

    1. I wrote him (A. a sympathy letter B. a letter of sympathy).
    2. I wrote him (A. a condolence letter B. a letter of condolence C. a letter of condolences).

    Which is the best choice? Thank you again.

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    Re: invitation letter, etc

    Unlike the first one involving an invitation, a 'letter of condolence' or similar isn't really known as a form of letter amongst the wider population. Therefore the most correct way to say what you wrote would be "I wrote him a letter expressing my condolences." or "I wrote him a letter to pass on my condolences."

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