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Part III: Starting with the Sentence > Exercise #17—Pay Attention to Detail

Chapter 21. Exercise #17—Pay Attention to Detail

Pay attention to detail! Don’t ignore the little things. Your letters and memos should look good and be free of errors. Find and circle “typos” and other errors (grammar, spelling, punctuation, mechanics) in the sentences below.

1: Thank you for your interest in our firm, this letter will summarize the services we can provide for you.
A: Thank you for your interest in our firm, this letter will summarize the services we can provide for you.
2: Many of our clients are doctors. With practices similar to yours.
A: Many of our clients are doctors. With practices similar to yours.
3: We can provide a complete financial analysis to determine if its beneficial to incorporate your practice.
A: We can provide a complete financial analysis to determine if its beneficial to incorporate your practice.
4: Our accountant’s are currently examining the figures you sent us.
A: Our accountant’s are currently examining the figures you sent us.
5: We are looking forward to meeting with you later this fall.
A: We are looking forward to meeting with you later this fall.
6: We have scheduled a conference for next month and these figures will be discussed at that time.
A: We have scheduled a conference for next month and these figures will be discussed at that time.
7: I am sure that we can accomodate your request.
A: I am sure that we can accomodate your request.
8: A meeting will be held on Friday, 18 July, at 3 p.m., in the regional managers office.
A: A meeting will be held on Friday, 18 July, at 3 p.m., in the regional managers office.
9: Unfortunately I cannot supply the figures which you requested.
A: Unfortunately I cannot supply the figures which you requested.
10: I’m happy to hear your Pomeranian, Puffy was pleased with the new pet spa on the West Side.
A: I’m happy to hear your Pomeranian, Puffy was pleased with the new pet spa on the West Side.
11: What we are offering you is a very unique investment opportunity.
A: What we are offering you is a very unique investment opportunity.
12: Obviously, alot of time and effort went into your report.
A: Obviously, alot of time and effort went into your report.
13: Mr. Smith commented that it would be “unwise to take action at this time”.
A: Mr. Smith commented that it would be “unwise to take action at time”.
14: Enclosed please find my resume and supporting in response to your advertised need for a Communications Coordinator.
A: Enclosed please find my resume and supporting in response to your advertised need for a Communications Coordinator.
15: Your information is consistant with our findings.
A: Your information is consistant with our findings.




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