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    #1

    Post accommodation request

    Is the letter below grammatically correct?

    Dear Dr. j...,

    Alpha Center contacted to me and I sent for them some documents, but for accommodation in Londen having a problem, my friends suggested to me that submit my request on Facebook groups for finding a suitable room and I have done it some days ago. However, I cannot find any room, yet. On the other hand, I should write my accommodation address in London for the Alpha Centerís forms.

    Would you mind helping me with finding a room?

    Best wishes,
    M...
    Last edited by MK22; 20-Jul-2018 at 18:21.

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    #2

    Re: accommodation request

    If the organization's name is Alpha Center, you have to capitalize it each time. If it's a British organization I would expect it to be Alpha Centre.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: accommodation request

    OK, I did it. Alpha Center is an imaginary non-UK center.

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    #4

    Re: accommodation request

    Quote Originally Posted by MK22 View Post
    OK, I did it. Alpha Center is an imaginary non-UK center.
    You have to capitalize all the main words of a proper noun.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: accommodation request

    Is it ok, now?

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    #6

    Re: accommodation request

    Alpha Center contacted to me and I sent for them some documents, but for accommodation in London having a problem, my friends suggested to me that submit my request on Facebook groups for finding a suitable room and I have done it some days ago.
    The sentence is too long and muddled-up. It is too much for the first sentence of a letter. It is like you expect a reader to have some prior knowledge of what you are talking about.
    What is the purpose of your letter? What did Alpha Centre contact you for? What documents did you send them? What do you mean by "accomodation n London having a problem". It is like expecting the reader to read your mind.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #7

    Housing

    Is the letter below grammatically correct?

    Dear Dr. j...,

    Alpha Center contacted me and I sent them some documents, but for accommodation in London having a problem, my friends suggested to me that submit my request on Facebook groups for finding a suitable room and I have done it some days ago. However, I cannot find any room, yet. On the other hand, I should write my accommodation address in London for the Alpha Center’s forms.

    Would you mind helping me with finding a room?

    Best wishes,
    M...

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    #8

    Re: Housing

    Quote Originally Posted by MK22 View Post
    Is the letter below grammatically correct?

    Dear Dr. Jxxxx,

    The Alpha Center recently contacted me and I sent them some documents as requested.

    On the other hand, I should have to write my accommodation address in London for on the Alpha Centerís forms. but for However, I am having a problem finding accommodation in London. having a problem,

    my friends suggested to me that submit my request on Facebook groups for finding a suitable room and I have done it some days ago. However, I cannot find any room, yet. I have been looking for accommodation on Facebook but without success.

    Would you mind helping be able to help me with finding find a room?

    Best wishes, I look forward to hearing from you.
    M...
    See my corrections above.

    On a practical note, don't look for accommodation on Facebook. It's full of scams! You should look on reputable accommodation agency websites.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Housing

    I have merged your two threads. Please don't post the same thread in two different sections of the forum.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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