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1. is correct - with the article-.
You can also say:"I'm glad to send my application ..."/ "I want to apply for..."
Usually the word pleasure is not countable. Is this countable in the given context?
It is a pleasure to meet you - countable, ie use an article.
I read your letter with pleasure - uncountable, no article.
I'd say that in Britain or in N. America, you should just say I am sending (or enclosing) my application ... I would be grateful for an interview.....
In such letters, we don't normally talk about pleasure in this way. It seems excessively polite. It's a feature of our culture, in my opinion.
Best wishes, Clive
Anonymous:It will be a great pleasure for me if you come. I’m sure you won’t be sorry!
is this correct???
It's not very natural - "it will be a great pleasure" sounds quite formal, but "you won't be sorry" sounds rather informal.
AnonymousYes. A great pleasure is a single experience of great pleasure. You're only talking about the single experience of the one meeting. You're not talking about all the great pleasure in the world.
Could you explain why the first one is countable and the second one isn't?
It is a pleasure to meet you - countable, ie use an article. It was a pleasure to meet you. And it was a pleasure to see the sun rise today. That's two pleasures.
I read your letter with pleasure - uncountable, no article. Here, the lack of an article indicates that the speaker is thinking of pleasure in a general way, ie 'all the pleasure in the world'. Consider how we are thinking of pleasure when we say something like 'pleasure feels better than pain'.
Could you explain why the first one is countable and the second one isn't?'
Best wishes, Clive
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