I have been just informed that I have passed the second phase of a job interview. They asked me to visit them for the next phase at the company abroad. I'm trying to politely ask them to pack everything for this visit, so I won't be have to repeat this long distance travel again. I wrote: "because of the long distance, I would be grateful if we could talk all issues (you concern) at(in?) the same visit." can we use visit in this way? or should it be replaced by: 1. date (seems less polite like I have the major authority!! which I actually don't.) 2. meeting ( I'm not sure if this visit will include just one meeting!) 3. visit date?

I really appreciate if anyone could help me. I have to answer them as soon as possible!

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I would recommend:

Because of the long distance, I would be grateful if we could discuss any concerns in/during this meeting/visit.

People might say "in this meeting" or "during this meeting", because "in" and "during" mean when we are actively engaged in a meeting.

But "at this meeting" makes less sense, because "at" just implies that you are at the location of the meeting.

Visit or meeting is preferred over date because while date does work in this context to mean "at this specified time", it has also has a romantic connotation.

  • But if you're phrasing it as a question, then (perhaps illogically) at would be the most common word choice. Can we talk about all of the issues at this meeting? Commented Jun 20, 2018 at 19:23
  • thank you for your answer! So I wasn't far from the correct form. Googling made me think using the word "visit" was completely wrong because it was used only for vaccination and medical issues. But results for "date"-as you have mentioned- were related to a romantic relationship.
    – sama
    Commented Jun 21, 2018 at 0:11

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