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    #1

    which one is better?

    1. Please provide us your inspection schedule and the mass production start date for our records.

    2. Please provide us your inspection schedule, as well as the mass production start date for our records.

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    #2

    Re: which one is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    1. Please provide us with your inspection schedule and the commencement date of mass production for our records.

    2. Please provide us with your inspection schedule, as well as the commencement date of mass production for our records.
    (Not a teacher)
    Longman Dict.
    Provide
    to give something to someone or make it available to them, because they need it or want it
    provide something for somebody
    The hotel provides a shoe-cleaning service for guests.
    provide somebody with something
    The project is designed to provide young people with work.


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    #3

    Re: which one is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    1. Please provide us with your inspection schedule and the mass-production start date for our records.

    2. Please provide us with your inspection schedule, as well as the mass-production start date for our records.
    #1 is the better sentence to use.

    You could rephrase the end as: "...and the starting date for mass production for our records", but it is comprehensible as it is.

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    #4

    Exclamation Re: which one is better?

    Will it sound better if we say: Please provide us with your inspection schedule and the mass-production starting date for our records.


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    #5

    Re: which one is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manas Ranjan Mallick View Post
    Will it sound better if we say: Please provide us with your inspection schedule and the mass-production starting date for our records.
    Good one!


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    #6

    Re: which one is better?

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    Originally Posted by Zoe2008
    1. Please provide us with your inspection schedule and the commencement date of mass production for our records.

    2. Please provide us with your inspection schedule, as well as the commencement date of mass production for our records.



    Regarding the above, start date is perfectly fine in American English. It is often used in Human Resources.

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