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Hi teachers,

>I saw "a confirm" in context, "Do you have a confirm on flight details?" Does "confirm" mean "confirmation"?

>Would it be natural English to put "Confirmation on hotel reservations" in subject header?

Thank you.

Regards,

Tinanam
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tinanam0102>I saw "a confirm" in context, "Do you have a confirm on flight details?" Does "confirm" mean "confirmation"? Yes, it does, but it's used informally this way by people in the business - that is, from one to another.

>Would it be natural English to put "Confirmation on hotel reservations" in subject header? I believe it would, but I'd expect "confirmations," in the plural.

Hi Avangi,

Thank you very much for your help. I understand.

Regards,

Tinanam
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Re the plural "confirmations," I suppose it depends on what you mean by a "subject header."

If this is a collection of transactions over a period of time (several separate confirmations), then use the plural.

If it's a memo regarding the confirmation of a group of reservations (for several rooms, perhaps by a single corporate customer), then use the singular.
Hi Avangi,

I'm so grateful for your further explanation. Otherwise I would miss the plural - singular usage.

It was a memo. Should the subject header appear:

- "The confirmation of / on hotel reservations"

> Should I use plural "reservations"?

> Should I use preposition "of" or "on"?

Thank you.

Regards,

Tinanam
tinanam0102 It was a memo. Should the subject header appear:

- "The confirmation of / on hotel reservations"

> Should I use plural "reservations"?

> Should I use preposition "of" or "on"? In my opinion, if the reservation(s) are for one room or for one suite of rooms, and for one stay; it is one reservation, and the singular should be used. If it is for a party of people who will occupy several rooms which are not adjoining, especially if they are written up as separate orders, then there are separate reservations and the plural should be used.

I would say that "confirmation of" is correct, but I've heard things like, "Here is the confirmation on the room you requested."

"Confirmation of room reservations" would more definitely require "of" rather than "on," and I think it would be more natural in a case where it's obvious you're talking about a hotel.

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Dear Avangi,

I have to apologize because I cannot articulate very well.

Thank you for you help.

Regards,

Tinanam
No apology required. I've written 20 times as many posts as you, and I still have trouble articulating!Emotion: big smile