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    #11

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    Polyester, post the revised sentence below to let us know that you've understood.

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    #12

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    Please phone us to arrange the exact delivery date.

    Is it correct now?
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    #13

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    If it's not correct, i need help or search on the Internet by google until I find a correct answer.
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    #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Please phone us to arrange the exact delivery date.

    Is it correct now?
    Yes. Well done!

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    #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Hi teechar,

    I try my best to answer use your hints.
    Now, let's look at that sentence. The present simple tense is mainly used for:
    1- Habits or routine actions.
    2- Stating current facts.
    3- To talk about (present/future) arrangements.

    Therefore, you can see that "try" needs to be in another tense. Can you guess which tense might work in your sentence?

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    #16

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    Is it correct to use present tense?
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    #17

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    The present simple is incorrect, as I've explained above.

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    #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Please phone us to arrange the exact delivery date.

    Is it correct now?
    Polyester, you only need to arrange a delivery date. No modifier is necessary.
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    #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Polyester, you only need to arrange a delivery date. No modifier is necessary.
    The delivery date may be tentative at the time of order of goods. In which case, it is subject to confirmation at a later stage.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #20

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    Hi teechar,

    I try my best. It should be "I tried my best". Because I should use past tense, but present tense is wrong. In this case, I tried my best to do it in the past, one action. Not repeat it again and again.
    "I try my best" = It doesn't make any sense. For example, I did something wrong, not success any time. If I use present tense here(i try my best), I'll tell you I am a rubbish. Neither success done anything nor do something good.

    Am I correct to understands your explanation to me?
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