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Hello,

which one is gramatically correct:

1. May you please advise who should be the new Finance approver for these cost centers?
2. May you please advise who the new Finance approver should be for these cost centers? 

 

Thanks

indirect question asked Mar 04 '13 at 10:30 gytis90210 New member

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In terms of a semantically correct indirect question, part of #2 is correct and #1 is not.

 

However, you begin your questions with May you... which is incorrect.  May is only used in questions that ask for permission, never requests.  

 

Also, indirect questions never end with questions marks; they end with periods.

 

The good news is that these problems are easy to fix:

 

Please advise who the new Finance approver should be for these cost centers.
 

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Mar 04 '13 at 10:37 Shawn Mooney Expert

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