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English sentence structure for German speakers can sometimes cause problems. How would you write the following sentences?

1. inform you / writing to / about our / we are / new products

2. any help / to me / please get back / if you need

3. the reports / are on their way / 1 March, / getting back to / you wanted / your e-mail from

4. with the details / next week / to you / I’ll get back

5. have arrived / correspondence last week / inform you that / further to our / we are pleased to / the goods

Answers template.

1. ……………………………………………………………………………………………. .

2. ……………………………………………………………………………………………. .

3. ……………………………………………………………………………………………. .

4. ……………………………………………………………………………………………. .

5. ……………………………………………………………………………………………. .

Answers.

1. We are writing to inform you about our new products.

2. If you need any help, please get back to me or Please get back to me if you need any help.

3. Getting back to your e-mail from 1 March, the reports you wanted are on their way.

4. I’ll get back to you with the details next week.

5. Further to our correspondence last week we are pleased to inform you that the goods have arrived.

Tip. When it comes to word order in English, the following rule of thumb SVOPT works well. SVOPT = subject, verb, object, place, time.

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