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Reply Wed 22 Jan, 2020 02:55 pm
Is this sentence clear or is there a better choice:

Spoke with Amy who advised that additional payment has not been issued but that she would put in a request for one.
 
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jan, 2020 03:37 pm
@LBrinkmann,
I spoke with Amy, who said an additional payment has not been issued, but she would ask for one.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jan, 2020 04:33 pm
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

I spoke with Amy, who said an additional payment has not been issued, but she would ask for one.


Aren't you mixing tenses though?

"an additional payment had not been issued,"
Glennn
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jan, 2020 09:09 pm
How about: Amy said an additional payment has not been issued, but that she would ask for one.
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2020 07:48 am
@McGentrix,
You can probably go with either. Had implies slightly further in the past. In this case, it's likely to be a paraphrasing of what the speaker said.
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