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    #1

    Cool nominate or recommend?

    Please check any grammatical mistakes if you find any. Thanks in advance.

    1.Since you state the firm condition of delivery before last weekend. I have not received fountain pens from you.

    2.I can confidently nominate Mr. White to you.

    3.I will gladly accept this position on the terms stated/or mentioned in your letter and I make sure that I can start working on October 1st.


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    Re: nominate or recommend?

    HI,
    to me, the first one is incorrect. it should be like this:
    Since you stated the firm condation of delivery, i have not received fountain pens from you.
    The others are OK.
    Regards


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    Re: nominate or recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    Please check any grammatical mistakes if you find any. Thanks in advance.
    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    1.Since you state the firm condition of delivery before last weekend. I have not received fountain pens from you.
    This is definitely ungrammatical, but I'm not entirely sure what it means. Can you explain what you're trying to say in other words?


    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    2.I can confidently nominate Mr. White to you.
    You should use 'recommend' here. You only nominate someone to a position, or as a candidate in an election.

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    3.I will gladly accept this position on the terms stated/or mentioned in your letter and I make sure that I can start working on October 1st.
    "I gladly accept this position on the terms stated in your letter, and I WILL make sure that I can start WORK on October 1st."

    You are accepting NOW, so 'accept' is in the present simple tense, not the future simple tense.

    You WILL make sure on October 1st, which is in the future - so you use the future simple tense here.

    It is more common to use 'work' as a noun in this context rather than a verb. Both 'start working' and 'start to work' are possible, but 'start work' sounds better.

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    Smile Re: nominate or recommend?

    Thank you for your kind explanation. It was a great help!

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