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    am required

    Any there any errors in these sentences?

    As you know, the company has loaned me a monitor so that I can work from home. However, I am required to return it to the office on my last working day and not after my departure. Therefore, it is not possible for me to work from home on that day. Can I get your permission to come into the office to work on my last working day.

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    Re: am required

    Quote Originally Posted by robin lee View Post
    Any there any errors in these sentences?

    As you know, the company has loaned me a monitor so that I can work from home. However, I am required to return it to the office on my last working day and not after my departure I leave. Therefore, it is not possible for me to work from home on that day. Can I get your permission to come into the office to work on my last working day?
    See above.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: am required

    "come into the office" is fine in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: am required

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "come into the office" is fine in BrE.
    Hmm. It's interesting that you would suggest come into instead of come in to. Did you really mean to do that?

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    Re: am required

    I did.

    I'm going into the office today.
    Can you come into work tomorrow?

    When something ends up inside something else (be it concrete or abstract), I was always taught to use "into". Having said that, I can see that "come in to work" works as well. My version, as I see it, uses the verb "come" followed by "into work". The other uses "come in" as a verb (I've probably got the terminology wrong!) followed by "to work".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: am required

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    My version, as I see it, uses the verb "come" followed by "into work". The other uses "come in" as a verb (I've probably got the terminology wrong!) followed by "to work".
    Okay, thanks. I was just wondering whether these two versions have identical meaning/use to you. I assume from your answer that they do.

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