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    Hi there,
    Is it correct to say like this?

    Here's what I suggest you include in the report.

    Tks
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    Re: suggest

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    hi there,
    is it correct to say like this?
    Omit "like", or just simply say 'is this correct (english)?


    Here's what i suggest you include in the report.

    Tks
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    Re: suggest

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Here's what I suggest you include in the report.
    Looks good to me.

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    Re: suggest

    I would think about using a colon instead of a period, since what follows is a list of what should be included.

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    Re: suggest

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I would think about using a colon instead of a period, since what follows is a list of what should be included.
    Perhaps, but what follows may not be in the form of a list.

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    #6

    Re: suggest

    hi there,

    How about "That's what I suggest you should include in this report:"
    Tks
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    Re: suggest

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    hi there,

    How about "That's what I suggest you should include in this report:"
    Tks
    pete
    Using both "suggest" and "should" is redundant.

    That's what I suggest you include....
    That's what (I think) you should include......

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    Re: suggest

    Don't use "That" before the list.

    Use either "Here is" or "This is"

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    Re: suggest

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Using both "suggest" and "should" is redundant.

    That's what I suggest you include....
    That's what (I think) you should include......
    There is no punctuation in English that goes " ...... ".
    It used to be three dots for an ellipsis ... and four if the sentence ends....
    But some style guides now suggest only three in all circumstances, since an ellipsis is a computer character. It looks like this: ...
    Anything beyond 4 dots is redundant and not technically correct.

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    Re: suggest

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There is no punctuation in English that goes " ...... ".
    It used to be three dots for an ellipsis ... and four if the sentence ends....
    But some style guides now suggest only three in all circumstances, since an ellipsis is a computer character. It looks like this: ...
    Anything beyond 4 dots is redundant and not technically correct.
    I don't consider the dots to be punctuation.
    Without counting the number of dots, I just used them to indicate that there was a further part to the sentence that I didn't bother to type.

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