ahmad posted:

Do the following mean the same?

1. It is to submit that the report is baseless.
2. It is submitted that the report is baseless.

Hello, Ahmad,

No, they don't have the same meaning. Sentence (2) uses extraposition; it means "That the report is baseless is submitted."

Sentence (1) does not use extraposition. It could be used to answer the question "What is it for?", where "it" refers to something established in the context.

I assume (2) is closer to what you're trying to say. If (2) is itself making the "submission," I recommend adding "hereby." If it isn't, I'd use the present perfect.

(3) It is hereby submitted that the report is baseless.
(4) It has been submitted that the report is baseless.

You might also consider whether you really need the passive voice. Is the active voice ("We/I submit that the report is baseless") forbidden in the context?

ahmad posted:

I am sorry for replying so late. Without grasping the difference involved herein, I couldn't have replied.

Thanks.

Hi, Ahmad,

I don't follow you. What would you like me to understand by "Without grasping the difference involved herein, I couldn't have replied"?

Are you trying to say that you didn't understand my explanation and thanking me for nothing? Or are you trying to say that I helped you to grasp the difference?

 

I don't follow you. What would you like me to understand by "Without grasping the difference involved herein, I couldn't have replied"?

Are you trying to say that you didn't understand my explanation and thanking me for nothing? Or are you trying to say that I helped you to grasp the difference?

Hi, David,

Sir, you helped me to grasp the difference. Thanks.

PS: However, the intervening period has given rise to a further question which I will be posing soon.

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