Hi teachers,

Could you correct this letter?

To Whom it May Concern,

I would like to ask for your permission just on the story of one of your books. The book I'm referring to is 'Access to English- Starting Out' by Michael Coles and Basil Lord, first published by you in 1975.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Yours sincerely

XXXXX (I have to write my name and surname here, right?)

PS. The thing is that I made more than a few changes to the story, these are: conversations, character names, and places. Should I include that in my request? This book has been out of the market for about fifteen years.

Thanks a lot in advance
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Hi,

You didn't say what you want permission to do with the story.

Also, start with 'Dear Sir'.

Clive
Hi Clive,

Thank you for your reply.

CliveYou didn't say what you want permission to do with the story.
I want to use it for my face to face classes and in a few months for classes on line.

Moreover if one day the story and what is around it, explanations and exercises that are mine, can be published I wish to have permission for it.

CliveAlso, start with 'Dear Sir'.
What if the person is a woman?

TS
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Hi Clive,

Thank you for your reply.

CliveYou didn't say what you want permission to do with the story.
I want to use it for my face to face classes and in a few months for classes on line.

Moreover if one day the story and what is around it, explanations and exercises that are mine, can be published I wish to have permission for it, too.

CliveAlso, start with 'Dear Sir'.
What if the person is a woman?

TS
Hi,

Then ypu need to explain all that to the person you are writing to.

Say Dear Madam, or Dear Sir or Madam.

Or use their name, if you have it.

Clive
Hi Clive,

Thank you for your reply. Just give some time and I'll do it.Emotion: smile

Best Regards

TS
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Hi Clive,

"You didn't say what you want permission to do with the story."

Is it acceptable to put the verb "want" in the simple present tense after the reporting clause "You didn't say"?
Hi,

Yes, because I assume that you still want it.

'Wanted' would not have been wrong,

Clive
Thank you, Clive, for your useful reply.
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