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    #1

    is this sentence correct?

    We had tracing the updated report from the factory to you, hope will be received by this Wednesday. Please be patience.


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    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    We had tracing are tracing/have traced the updated report from the factory to you. I hope it will be received by this Wednesday. Please be patient.
    Patience= noun - Patient = adjective

    Are you chasing the factory for the report? Or was it misplaced and needed to be found?

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    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Hi Anglika,

    Patience= noun - Patient = adjective : Noted

    I'm chasing the report from the factory

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    #4

    Re: is this sentence correct?

    In that case, I would say "We are chasing the factory for their report".

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    #5

    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Most likely he is chasing down the report from the factory (trying to find it or a copy of it)


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    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Most likely he is chasing down the report from the factory (trying to find it or a copy of it)
    Susie - who is "he"?

    I think Zoe is actually chasing the factory to produce the report.

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    #7

    Re: is this sentence correct?

    All this time, I thought Zoe was male

    How does one "chase" as factory? (since it is stationary?)

    Reports get lost; therefore one has to "chase down" a report that can lost in the system.

    Perhaps Zoe can explain.

    Perhaps "chasing a factory" is a cultural expression. In the US, it is "chasing down" something.


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    Re: is this sentence correct?

    It is a very common term used here to indicate that a company/person/organization is being slow and that you are having to put pressure on them to complete the task - whatever that is. This is the kind of colloquialism where a decision will be needed as to whether the recipient is [loosely] American or British in their English.

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