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    Uncertainty

    As you may be aware, my family's resident permit is expiring next week.
    Due to the current uncertainty of the situation and no regular or direct flight available from my home town, I am not able to bring back my family here before their residence permit expire next week. Therefore. I request that you may please arrange for re-applying for family permit for my family when we have a stable condition and regular flights available.
    Please consider my request favourably and arrange for the same as requested.

    Please check the sentences above and advise if they are grammatically correct and natural.

    Last edited by MAJSH; 05-Jan-2021 at 17:31.

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    Re: Uncertainty

    Quote Originally Posted by MAJSH View Post
    As you may be aware, my family's resident permit is expiring next week.
    Due to the current uncertainty of the situation and with no regular or direct flights available from my home town, I am not able to bring back my family here before their residence permit expires next week. Therefore,I request that you may please arrange for re-applying for a family permit for my family when we have a stable condition and regular flights available. Please consider my request favourably and arrange for the same as requested.

    Please check the sentences above and advise if they are grammatically correct and natural.

    I think you can do without the "may please" (but what do I know?).
    Last edited by Tarheel; 05-Jan-2021 at 19:05. Reason: Enlarged font in quote/Fixed spacing
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    Re: Uncertainty

    I have just edited my post. Please look at my sentences and advise me if they worded correctly.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused in this regard.

    Thank you for helping me to correct my sentences.

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    Re: Uncertainty

    Quote Originally Posted by MAJSH View Post
    As you may be aware, my family's resident residence permit is expiring next week.
    Due to the current uncertainty of the situation and because no regular or direct flight are available from my hometown, I am not able to bring back my family here before their residence permit expires next week. Therefore, I request that you may can you please make arrangements for re-applying to reapply for my family's permit for my family when we have a stable condition clarity on the situation and regular flights available?
    Please I trust that you will consider my request favourably and assist me with this matter. arrange for the same as requested.
    See above.

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    I have just edited my post.
    In future, please don't do that! It makes a mess of the thread. Instead, write a new post.

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    Re: Uncertainty

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    See above.


    In future, please don't do that! It makes a mess of the thread. Instead, write a new post.
    To be fair to the OP, I asked them to enlarge the font in post #1 (see my deleted post #2). That's what they were referring to! I don't think they made any other changes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Uncertainty

    Quote Originally Posted by MAJSH View Post
    I have just edited my post. Please look at my sentences and advise me if they are worded correctly.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused in this regard.

    Thank you for helping me to correct my sentences.
    I wouldn't use "advise" there.
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    Re: Uncertainty

    NOT A TEACHER

    I am NOT contradicting an answer given by a teacher in this thread.

    But I thought that some of my fellow forum members might like to know that some teachers might insist on "... because no regular or direct flight is available from my hometown, ..."

    The traditional rule is to use the singular verb to match a singular noun after the conjunction "or." On the other hand, one would say that "no regular or direct flights are available."

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    Re: Uncertainty

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I wouldn't use "advise" there.
    I have no problem with advise there, but I'm not sure whether that meaning of advise is Indian English or a Canadianism.

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    Re: Uncertainty

    It's OK, but "tell" would be more natural to me. Example:

    Tell me if I'm doing this right.

    Or:

    Tell me if I'm doing anything wrong.
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    Re: Uncertainty

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    But I thought that some of my fellow forum members might like to know that some teachers might insist on "... because no regular or direct flight is available from my hometown, ..."
    The traditional rule is to use the singular verb to match a singular noun after the conjunction "or." On the other hand, one would say that "no regular or direct flights are available."
    You are absolutely right! Thank you for pointing that out.
    I somehow had forgotten to change "flight" to "flights".
    In future, please do not hesitate to point out any mistakes or oversights. I am always grateful when people do.

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