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    from Jan 21-24/ will or would

    I would like to ask that Ms. Ivy Par, our auxiliary BAO, take over in my absence during my 4 days' vacation leave from January 21- 24.

    I am very confident that she would be of great help to our team, and I would bring her up to speed on all jobs I am currently working on.

    Thank you for considering my request.

    1. Is from Jan 21 - 24 correctly used?

    2. Is 'would' correct or should it be 'will'?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: from Jan 21-24/ will or would

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I would like to ask that Ms. Ivy Par, our auxiliary BAO, take over in my absence during my 4 days' vacation leave from January 21- 24.

    I am very confident that she would be of great help to our team, and I would bring her up to speed on all jobs I am currently working on.

    Thank you for considering my request.

    1. Is from Jan 21 - 24 correctly used?
    You might add "inclusive" since you are away 4 days. you would be returning on the 25th.

    2. Is 'would' correct or should it be 'will'?

    Will is more positive, would leaves doubt. Also, it seems to have become very common to end a sentence with a preposition, as you have done, but the better, and correct way to say it is "all jobs on which I am currently working".
    Many thanks.
    Not a teacher.

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