(to a laboratory-equipment supplier)
Dear Dr. Jones:
It would be greatly appreciated if you could help us out in an important matter. We need some items shipped to us as soon as possible. Would you please send us the following items:
1. 1 dozen petri dishes.
2. 1 gross of pyrex test tubes.
3. 3 Bunsen burners.
You may bill us and we will promptly pay in the form of a credit. Thank you very much for your time.
(to the admissions department of a law school)
Dear Ms. Clark:
I am a senior considering going to law school. I was interested in your school and would like more information. Would you be able to answer a few questions that I had regarding this matter?
1. How well do your graduates do?
2. Is the LSAT required?
3. Do you have any electives, or are all the courses required?
4. Are computers skills required for admission?
Your assistance in answering these questions is greatly appreciated.
Yours very truly,
(from a supplier of home alarm systems)
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