Grammar correction. In coming weeks or in the coming weeks.
By Be Happy
September 28, 2012 12:02am CST
The following sentence is written to the account manager asking him to send a new receipt book for our branch. I wrote the following sentence and want to know the mistakes in it. I may be pleased if you could send us a new receipt book for our new batch. We expect new registrations in coming weeks.. I have a serious doubt whether to add the between in and coming words. Pl. help me
29 Sep 12
YOu must say "IN THE COMING WEEKS" because when you say: -In coming weeks you talk about the weeks comming closer. the is used when you talk about particular thingm coming weeks doesnt mean weeks in general. U r talking about 3-4 weeks, not about the weeks in general! IMO
• Cambridge, England
30 Sep 12
"I would be pleased if you could send us a new receipt book ..." "If" means that your being pleased is conditional upon them sending a new receipt book, therefore you must use the future conditional tense. Using "may" here suggests that you haven't decided whether you will be pleased or not! You should write "... in the coming weeks" because you are referring to a particular set of weeks in the future, not a vague and somewhat indeterminate period.