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Consider the following sentence,

"Your request will be confirmed in an e-mail".

Is this sentence grammatically correct? If it is, could someone please explain what "in" means here?

PS - I think I've asked the question in the wrong exchange. Sorry.

  • You request is not correct. The rest is fine. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Mar 18 '17 at 11:07
  • Please tell me what "in" means here – jessij Mar 18 '17 at 11:17
  • What exactly is unclear to you? You write something in a book, in an e-mail, in folder, in a document, etc. This is no different. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Mar 18 '17 at 11:22
  • Think of "Your request will be confirmed in an e-mail" as an acceptable shortening of "Your request will be confirmed; we will send you the confirmation in an e-mail". And "Your request will be confirmed via e-mail" as an acceptable (in fact, better) paraphrase of "Your request will be confirmed; you will receive this confirmation by our sending you an e-mail". – Edwin Ashworth Mar 18 '17 at 12:55
  • "You will find confirmation of your request with an email." – MDHunter Mar 18 '17 at 13:08
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You will receive an email, and within the email, there will be a statement of confirmation of your request.

There are multiple prepositions that could also be used. Some propositions should be used with 'email' rather than an email.'

Keep the 'an' 
within (rare) 
by 
via

Can omit the 'an'
by
via

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