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Dear Mr Yang,

My boss is an English lawyer. She made an amendment to my draft that I don't think it's correctly made. Could you tell which of the following is correct and why?

1. "the scope of the provisions IS..."

2. "the scope of the provisions ARE..."

Besides, could you tell the origin of the following surnames?

1. Mac...eg MacDonald

2. Mc...eg McKenzie

3. Double surnames eg A-B; Robinson-Smith; etc Where do they come from? One is the father's and the other is the mother's? If so, is there any special reason for using both the father's and the mother's surnames?

Look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Your fans

 

1. "The scope of the provisions is ....." The 'is' refers to scope , not provisions. "The scope of the provisions are...." is therefore incorrect.

2. Mc and Mac - Originally one came from Ireland and the other from Scotland. But I don't remember which is from which place . You also have "Macdonald".

3. Yes ,a combination of two family names : one from father's side and one from mother's side - to show that person comes from both families.

TLY


Dear Mr Yang,

I am a university graduate in the progress of job hunting, I think I have made some mistake in my cover letters I sent out to the potential employers. I used the closing statement "yours faithfully" instead of "yours truly" and "yours sincerely" in some of the cover letters that I addressed to the recruiters' name in the opening statement. I have browsed on the internet finding out whether it is alright to use "yours faithfully" under the situation that the the recruiter's name is mentioned in the opening statement, however, no concrete answers re this issue. Mr Yang, please give your opinion on the closing statement using in my cover letter, are the cover letters i sent out still acceptable if i using such closing statment? I am worry about that very much because I have written the content very well and it is very disappointed if my cover letters are invalidated by the un-traditionally used closing statement.

Best Regards,

Thomas

 

1. In my view , " yours truly " is for someone you do not know at all.
2. "Yours faithfully " is for someone you know slightly, and
3. "Yours sincerely " is for friends in personal letters.

TLY


Dear Mr Yang ,

I have two example for the same meaning ,which one is better ?

e.g. 1. I like to surf the Net.

2. I like suring the Net.

*A sentence can have two verbs like e.g. 2?

Thanks a lot~

Tina Ho

 

The same.

TLY

Dear Mr. Yang

What is the difference between "Did you remember something?" and "Do you remember something?" Many Thanks.

Regards,

Raymond

 

One is past tense , the other is present tense .

TLY

 
 
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