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Autor:  Márcio Farias
E-mail:  marcio_osorio@oi.com.br
Data:  15/JUL/2007 9:42 PM
Assunto:  Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing
 
Mensagem:  PP, thank you for what help you may (and probably will) provide. Do not worry. If you ever read an official interdepartmental communication you know how cumbersome it looks. Bureaucrats usually write lengthy letters and usually a paragraph too long. They do it on account of the system behind which they would rather hide than expose themselves. I myself have seen or filed a lot of these written in the passive voice over the nearly 12 years I have worked in this hospital.

Instead of writing, "Please instruct your docking sector to record worker X's attendance minus xx days' work..." a bureaucrat may well write, "We request that you please instruct..." In another instance a bigger chunk of words says, "Comunicamos que solicitamos que V.Sas. instruam o setor competente a fazer isso ou aquilo..." They use a "Comunicamos" too many. And you should not do it in English. You have to write concisely in English.

Good-bye for now.

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Edited for writing "communication" minus an m.


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Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  Márcio Farias  12/JUL/2007, 7:06 PM
Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  Márcio Farias  13/JUL/2007, 9:35 AM
Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  Johannes  13/JUL/2007, 6:51 PM
Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  PPAULO  14/JUL/2007, 12:24 AM
Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  Márcio Farias  14/JUL/2007, 2:39 AM
Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  PPAULO  14/JUL/2007, 11:27 PM
Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  Márcio Farias  15/JUL/2007, 9:31 PM
Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  PPAULO  15/JUL/2007, 12:52 PM
 Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  Márcio Farias  15/JUL/2007, 9:42 PM
Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  PPAULO  15/JUL/2007, 10:21 PM
Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  Márcio Farias  16/JUL/2007, 1:06 AM
Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  PPAULO  16/JUL/2007, 1:52 AM
Solicitamos que... - Port>Ing  –  PPAULO  18/JUL/2007, 2:55 PM

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