Hi. how should I write in a formal letter "going to an organization for something", for example when I want to write an authorization letter for someone to authorize him to "go" to any organization on behalf of me. I mean I don't want to use the word "go" for "going to organizations". What should I use instead of "go" in a formal business letter. Or for example when I want to tell someone that ministry of agriculture can help him, how should I tell him/her to "go" to minstry of agriculture when I don't want to use the work "go" and I want to use a better word.

Thanks
it depends, if you wanna authorize a person to go to an organization, you may use the word 'represent' or u just tell the organization that person is authorized person or representative. if you want to tell someone to go somewhere and you do not like the word 'go', you may say, you may seek help from the minstry of agriculture, or the minstry of agriculture would be my recommendation. In my opinion, if you want to use a formal way to explain sth, the passive voice would be better.

I hope that helps, as I'm still a english learner, i could not guarantee the correctness of my suggestion.
Hi,

Broadly speaking, the verb 'approach' is a good alternative.

Clive
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Hi Clive,

Could you give me an example or sentence of the verb 'approach' as a substitute of 'go'?

In my opinion, 'approach' is mostly used to describe date/someone/something is near.

Thanks

Hugh

Hi,

Look at meaning 2b. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/approach

eg I'm going to approach my boss about a pay raise.

eg My manager has authorized me to approach IBM. I think I can persuade them to buy our new software package.

Do a Google search for eg 'approached the President about'"

to get results like these.

www.travelclassics.com/library/virginia_wa…
Sacramento State

21 Feb 2010 ... Last semester, the Senate approached the President about convocation to focus on some very important issues facing Sacramento State, ...

www.csus.edu/sacstatenews/Video…
Feb. 14, 2011 - Sacramento State Bulletin

14 Feb 2011 ... Last semester, the Senate approached the President about ...

www.csus.edu/bulletin/mondaybrie…
allAfrica.com: Botswana: BURS in Hot Pursuit of Masitara?

27 Jun 2008 ... Contacted for comment, the Private Secretary to the President Samuel Rathedi denied that Masitara had ever approached the President about ...

allafrica.com/stories/20080630073…
Open Discussions - An Evening with Sir Iqbal Sacranie.

So when he approached the president about establishing it he was told that he risked being deported. He was warned that Dr Bander was a very strong dictator ...

www.open-discussions.com/index.php?option=co…
BENEFITS BASED PROGRAMMING

Several senior citizens approached the president about the apparent lack of fitness activities geared toward seniors. The president called a meeting between ...

webpages.shepherd.edu/SKENDIG/RECR316/REC…
Sins of Omission: Bill Clinton, My Life.

In truth, the Committee on Professional Conduct's civil complaint against Clinton was already six months old when Robert Ray approached the President about ...

litigation-essentials.lexisnexis.com/webcd/app?action=Do…
A Service-Learning Kaleidoscope of Insights: Conversations with ...

group of students approached the president about being able to do coop education in community- based organizations. The students were looking to ...

www.jstor.org/stable/40214334


Clive

that make sense
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