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    Please help to confirm whether it is correct

    I invited a contractor to quotes for a construction works last week. The contractor has replied to me, but the number of plant is changed, so i want to resent a updated schedule to him for the new quotation.

    Can i say:
    Thank you for your quotation on xx 2020, due to the number of plant is changed, please find the updated schedule for your quotation.

    Is there any faults of grammar?
    Sorry, i know my English is not good enough.
    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Please help to confirm whether it is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyaykl View Post
    I invited a contractor to quotes quote for a some construction works last week. The contractor has replied to me, but the number of the plant is has changed, so I want to resent send an updated schedule to him for the new quotation.

    Can I say the following?

    Thank you for your quotation on of [date] 2020. Due to the fact that the number of the plant is has changed, please find the updated schedule for your quotation.

    Is Are there any faults of grammar errors?
    Sorry, I know my English is not good enough. Good enough for what?

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    Note my corrections above. I don't know what you mean by "the number of the plant" or "an updated schedule".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Please help to confirm whether it is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note my corrections above. I don't know what you mean by "the number of the plant" or "an updated schedule".
    Thank you so much.

    'The number of plant' means the number of machine which is used for construction.

    'The updated schedule' means the updated lists which show the machine's name or type.

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    Re: Please help to confirm whether it is correct

    "The plant number has changed."
    "Attached is a revised schedule of works showing the amended plant number."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Please help to confirm whether it is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "The plant number has changed."
    "Attached is a revised schedule of works showing the amended plant number."
    Can I say the following?

    Thank you for your quotation of [date] 2020. Due to the fact that the plant number has changed, we hope you can reconsider the price and send us a new quotation. Attached is a revised schedule of works showing the amended plant number.

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    Re: Please help to confirm whether it is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyaykl View Post
    Can I say the following?

    Thank you for your quotation of [date] 2020. Due to the fact that the plant number has changed, we hope you can reconsider the price and send us a new quotation. Attached is a revised schedule of works showing the amended plant number.
    And may I know the reason for changing 'is changed' to 'has changed'?
    I think it is a passive voice.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Please help to confirm whether it is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyaykl View Post
    And may I know the reason for changing 'is changed' to 'has changed'?
    I think it is a passive voice.
    Thank you.
    The present perfect tense is appropriate for an action that happened in the past which is relevant to the present.
    "Is changed" is in the simple present tense.

    Plant number is ambiguous - does it mean the registration number of a plant or the total number/units of plants? I think it is the latter as it affects the pricing.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Please help to confirm whether it is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The present perfect tense is appropriate for an action that happened in the past which is relevant to the present.
    "Is changed" is in the simple present tense.

    Plant number is ambiguous - does it mean the registration number of a plant or the total number/units of plants? I think it is the latter as it affects the pricing.
    Yes, it means the total units of plants. If I use "the quantity of plants", will it be better?

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    Re: Please help to confirm whether it is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyaykl View Post
    Yes, it means the total units of plants. If I use "the quantity of plants", will it be better?
    The number of plants would be simpler.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Please help to confirm whether it is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The number of plants would be simpler.
    And if you mean machines, say machines. Plant has several meanings, but none of them is machine.

    I thought you were hiring someone to landscape your yard.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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