Regarding this Radio Rhubarb advertisement for a new book, it was expected NOT to cross the following statement as a TRUE statement: "This product being advertised is a pamphlet on the dangers of illiteracy". However, it was mentioned in the ad: "Not being able to read is a serious disadvantage in this modern world where writing is everywhere: on TV, on billboards, on the Internet, in magazines"; the text also mentions that without being able to read, one is "excluded" and that not being able to read is a "handicap". Do these words, especially the reference to "a serious disadvantage" not refer to or at least subintellegate "the dangers of illiteracy" ? Best regards, Sigi.
Regarding the suggestion box, it was said: "this month found an overwhelming number of comments relating to our cafeteria". It was expected to choose as a TRUE statement: "many of the suggestions this month concern the cafeteria". My question: Isn't there a difference between a comment and a suggestion ? Isn't a comment something broader, an explanation or a personal view on a topic, for example, not necessarily asking for or demanding a specific action, whereas a suggestion intends to ask for a specific action ? Best regards, Sigi.
1. The "demand for payment"-letter is addressed to Cosmex, a Company known to the Delavigne Corp. That is why I would not write "To whom it may concern", as the writer - Philip Cheeter - knows pretty well who is the addressee. I would write: "Dear Sirs" instead. "To whom it may concern" is in my opinion only to be used if a wider public is the addressee or if the addressee is not known.
2. In the same story the question was how to conclude the letter. Gymglish recommendation: "I hope we can resolve this issue in a civilized manner". NO ! This wording contains a threat, at least under Swiss and German law. Because it implies that if it can't be resolved in a civilized manner, the Delavigne Corp. might apply uncivilized methods. If "with friendly recommendations" is inappropriate, why not omit any such wording and stick to the "Yours faithfully" ?