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    #1

    order of words

    Are these following sentences correct?

    1. I'm writing to give you an information.
    2. I'm writing you to give an information.
    3. I'm writing to you to give an iformation.

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: order of words

    They're all good, but 'information' doesn't take a determiner in those sentences. Omit 'an'.

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    Re: order of words

    Perhaps:
    I am writing to tell you something important. I am planning to marry Susie.
    (Note that "information" is a noncount noun. You can't have two or more informations.)



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    Re: order of words

    (I am not a teacher) However, you can say "I am writing to give you some information."

    The syntax on all three of your sentences is fine.

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