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    follow the direction

    Does it make sense to say follow the direction when you suited your customers' needs and wants?

    We as a small company have done our best to follow the direction you have wanted for the sake of you.
    Of course, there might have been insufficient parts, but we think we have followed your direction as best as we could.

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    Re: follow the direction

    "Followed your direction" is fine. "Followed the direction" is problematic. What direction? That would have to be clear from the context in order for "followed the direction" to be correct and natural.

    Also "for the sake of you" is wrong. "For your sake" is the natural phrase, but it does not fit here. How about: "We have done our best to follow your directions. As a small company we value your business and want to retain it."
    Last edited by probus; 08-Mar-2017 at 03:31.

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    Re: follow the direction

    We listen to our customers and tailor our products/services to suit their needs/requirements.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: follow the direction

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does it make sense to say follow the direction when you suited your customers' needs and wants?

    We have done our best to follow your directions. Of course, because we're a small company there might have been insufficient parts, but we think we have followed your directionsas best as we could.
    You're repeating yourself. "We have done our best to follow your directions" and "we have followed your directions as best we could" say the same thing in different orders.
    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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