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    I Confirm

    Hi

    I've just written the below but I feel it doesn't read as well as it could. Could someone please correct me and give me a few pointers? I would be ever so grateful.

    "I confirm your appointment for a consultation with Dr Surname on Monday 23rd January 2017 at 17.50pm."

    Many thanks

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    Re: I Confirm

    Perhaps:
    Your appointment with Dr Surname for consultation on Monday, 23 Jan 2017 at 17.50 pm. is confirmed.

    It is better to do away with "I" in official writing.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I Confirm

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    It is better to do away with "I" in official writing.
    I don't agree with this advice. If you avoid the first person, you'll end up writing everything in the passive voice.

    I do agree that in many kinds of formal writing, overuse of the first person is poor style.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I Confirm

    OK, that might have been a bit of an over-generalisation bit don't you think it is better not to use "I" in the context of the sentence?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I Confirm

    17.50pm 17.50 (there is no 17.50am)

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    Re: I Confirm

    I would stick with starting with "I" but would probably word it "I am writing/emailing to confirm your appointment with [name] at [time] on [date]."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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