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Which of the following is correct if I want to say I'm sending one copy of the letter and one copy of my driving licence:

1. I enclose a copy of the letter dated 3rd May 2005 and my driving license for your reference.
2. I enclose copies of the letter dated 3rd May 2005 and my driving license for your reference.
3. I enclose copy of the following for your reference:
a. letter dated 3rd May 2005; and
b. my driving license
4. I enclose copies of the following for your reference:
a. letter dated 3rd May 2005; and
b. my driving license
5. I enclose copy letter dated 3rd May 2005 and copy driving license for your reference.

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5. I enclose copy letter dated 3rd May 2005 and copy driving license for your reference.


I think this is the best, guest. #4 & 3 are Ok, but perhaps a little cumbersome. #1 & 2 could be ambiguous, in that they don't specifically state that it is a copy of the license.
If this is supposed to be a complete sentence, then I suggest that a few articles and other small words are needed:

5. I enclose a copy of the letter dated 3rd May 2005 and a copy of my driving license for your reference.
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Hello Guys

I'm interested in this thread, because I think I too will have to write such a letter in a certain occasion. As Mr Mic told, the best form will be "I enclose a copy of A and a copy of B". But as a second thought, I'm wondering how to write when we have to send several copied documents. Should we say, for example, "I enclose a copy of A, a copy of B, a copy of C, a copy of D, a copy of E, and a copy of F"? Or is there any better way to write?

paco
To avoid ambiguity, I think that it is best to write it this way:-

a) For your reference, I enclose both, a COPY of the letter dated 3MAY2005 and that of my driving licence.

b) For your reference, I enclose TWO COPIES, one of the letter dated 3MAY2005 and the other of my driving licence.
But as a second thought, I'm wondering how to write when we have to send several copied documents. Should we say, for example, "I enclose a copy of A, a copy of B, a copy of C, a copy of D, a copy of E, and a copy of F"? Or is there any better way to write?


My additional thought is it would be better to write like:

"I enclose a copy of each of the following:A, B, C, D, E, and F"

Is it OK?

paco
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I suppose with so many options, one more won't hurt:

"I enclose copies of a) the letter dated 3rd May 2005 b) my driving license."

In answer to Paco's question, I would then simply add c) d) e) as required.

MrP)

Mr P

Thank you for the comment. I'd like to ask you just for confirmation. If you hear "Send us copies of A, B and C", do you feel you have to send more than one copies for each items? How about the case of "Send us three copies of A, B and C"?

paco
Hello Paco

1. Send us copies of A, B and C.

I would interpret this as 'send us one copy of each of them'.

2. Send us three copies of A, B and C.

I would interpret this as 'send us 3 copies of A, 3 of B, and 3 of C'.

MrP
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