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    #1

    My boss wanted to talk to someone in your office who takes care of finance dept.

    1) My boss wanted to talk to someone in your office who takes care of finance dept.

    2) My boss wanted to talk to someone from your side (office) who takes care of finance dept.

    Please check my sentences.

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    #2

    Re: My boss wanted to talk to someone in your office who takes care of finance dept.

    My boss wanted to talk to the person responsible for your finance department.

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    #3

    Re: My boss wanted to talk to someone in your office who takes care of finance dept.

    My boss wants to talk to the person in charge of the finance department.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: My boss wanted to talk to someone in your office who takes care of finance dept.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    My boss wanted to talk to the person responsible for your finance department.

    Is using "in office" incorrect?

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    #5

    Re: My boss wanted to talk to someone in your office who takes care of finance dept.

    In your sentence, yes.

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    #6

    Re: My boss wanted to talk to someone in your office who takes care of finance dept.

    Tufguy, your sentence says in your office. Also, the previous posters (correctly, I believe) decided that what you really mean is finance department.

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    Re: My boss wanted to talk to someone in your office who takes care of finance dept.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Tufguy, your sentence says in your office. Also, the previous posters (correctly, I believe) decided that what you really mean is finance department.



    But why "in your office" is incorrect? I have heard it in sentences like "I want to talk to someone in admin dept".

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    Re: My boss wanted to talk to someone in your office who takes care of finance dept.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    But why is "in your office" is incorrect?
    I wonder how many times we have had to correct this type of mistake.
    I have heard it in sentences like "I want to talk to someone in admin dept".
    The words "in your office'" do not appear in your example sentence "I want to talk to someone in admin dept".

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    #9

    Re: My boss wanted to talk to someone in your office who takes care of finance dept.

    Tufguy, your original sentence used "in your office". Furthermore, it is reasonable to assume that the caller was looking for a specific person. Posts two and three offered alternatives to the original sentence. Then you said:

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Is using "in office" incorrect?
    Piscean replied, "In your sentence, yes." Then I pointed out that you said "in your office" in the original sentence.

    You have received good suggestions. Keep them in mind.

    Please read Piscean's post to you. Then read it again.
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