I am writting an email in English for a website.

As you can see, my English isn't quite perfect.

And one of the emails must be saying something similar to:

We confirm that we will be present at <destiny> at <time> to pick you up.

Is this the right way to say it?

Saying at twice sounds..... wrong and awful.

  • I think by "destiny" he means "destination".
    – GEdgar
    Jan 27, 2015 at 13:09
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    Saying "at" twice is fine here.
    – GEdgar
    Jan 27, 2015 at 13:10
  • @GEdgar Yeah, I meant "destination". Sorry about that. I needed a small word to fit in the title. Jan 27, 2015 at 13:23

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Sounds fine to me. If the destination is something that requires 'at' [e.g. 'AT the airport", rather than "IN the theatre"] you don't really have a choice.

  • I agree with you, but it sounds so painful! And one of the places (that goes where <desteny> is) is actually an airport. Jan 27, 2015 at 12:52
  • Would at <destiny> by <time> be correct, in this case? Jan 27, 2015 at 12:57
  • Yes, though technically "by 2 pm" means "at OR BEFORE 2 pm". It probably doesn't matter here, if you're concerned about repeating "at". Jan 27, 2015 at 13:45
  • Thank you a lot for your help. In this case, using by won't be that bad since it implies before. It means that there is someone already waiting for them, instead of the other way around. Jan 27, 2015 at 13:58

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