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Dear Ted:

Which of the following sentences is correct?

1) A few days ago, I sent you an e-mail message, but I haven't received / didn't receive any REPLY since then.

2) A few days ago, I sent you an e-mail message, but I haven't received / didn't receive any REPLIES since then.

3) A few days ago, I sent you an e-mail message, but I haven't received / didn't receive a REPLY since then.

If all three are possible, do they have the same meaning?

If so, which would you use?

IN YOUR OWN WORDS, HOW WOULD YOU EXPRESS THIS CONCEPT?

Thank you,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

  
Which of the following sentences is correct?

1) A few days ago, I sent you an e-mail message, but I haven't received / didn't receive any REPLY since then.

2) A few days ago, I sent you an e-mail message, but I haven't received / didn't receive any REPLIES since then.

3) A few days ago, I sent you an e-mail message, but I haven't received / didn't receive a REPLY since then.

If all three are possible, do they have the same meaning?

If so, which would you use?

*** They are all possible and they mean the same.  My preference is for #3.  The words "a reply" are best suited for the sentence.

IN YOUR OWN WORDS, HOW WOULD YOU EXPRESS THIS CONCEPT?

I sent you an e-mail message a few days ago, but I have not received a response from you.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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