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    John is not here but we booked a table for him.

    John wanted to throw a party but at the last moment he had to go to the office. But he had already paid and booked a table or a hotel for them. John's friends to the hotel manager.

    1) John is not here but we booked a table for him.

    2) John is not here but we booked a table under his name.

    3) John is not here but we booked a table in his name.

    4) We booked a floor of your hotel for our party in the name of John.

    5) We booked your entire hotel for our party in the name of John.

    Please check my sentences.

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    #2

    Re: John is not here but we booked a table for him.

    Try:

    John wanted to throw a party, but at the last minute he had to go to the office for something that required his immediate attention.But he had already made a reservation at a restaurant. John's friend:

    John made a reservation for eight o'clock. He's not here yet, but we expect him soon.

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    Re: John is not here but we booked a table for him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Try:

    John wanted to throw a party, but at the last minute he had to go to the office for something that required his immediate attention.But he had already made a reservation at a restaurant. John's friend:

    John made a reservation for eight o'clock. He's not here yet, but we expect him soon.

    How about my sentences? Could you please correct them?

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    #4

    Re: John is not here but we booked a table for him.

    "We have a table booked under the name of John."

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    #5

    Re: John is not here but we booked a table for him.

    BrE - We have a table booked in the name of John.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: John is not here but we booked a table for him.

    I (British) would probably use 'in'. 'Under' suggests to me some form of deception.

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    #7

    Re: John is not here but we booked a table for him.

    I went out for dinner last night. When we arrived at the restaurant, the waiter greeted us and my friend said "We've got a table booked for 7.30". The waiter said "Great. What name is it in?"
    I have no issue at all with "under". I just more readily use/expect "in".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-May-2017 at 17:02. Reason: Fixed typo
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    Re: John is not here but we booked a table for him.

    And I have no trouble with 'in'. I just thought of 'under' first.

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