available for the internship <starting from June>

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andykho

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Cantonese - Hong Kong
Hi all,

to say I'm available for an intership program for example, is it " starting from june" or " starting june" in the following sentence?

I would be available for the internship starting from June.

Does that matter actually?

Thanks!
 
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  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Do you mean starting in the month of June, as you wrote three times in your post, or starting from the first day of June, as in the thread title? It makes a difference.
     

    andykho

    Member
    Cantonese - Hong Kong
    Hi Egmont and RedwoodGrove many thanks!

    1.I want to say I would be available to join the internship starting from the first day of June (1st June). So what is the correct way to express that?

    2.What if I just simply want to indicate I could join the internship roughly starting from June ( may be 1st, may be 15th...)

    Thank you.:)
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    1. I am available for the internship as of the first of June.
    2a. I am available for the internship from the first of June onwards.
    2b. I am available for the internship [at] anytime on or after the first of June.
     

    andykho

    Member
    Cantonese - Hong Kong
    Hi PaulQ

    Thanks!

    Is it correct to use the phrase "starting" or " starting from" ?

    e.g. I am available for the internship starting the first of June.

    also, how about if i want to say "i am available for the internship from 1st June to 3 August"?

    thanks again!
     

    andykho

    Member
    Cantonese - Hong Kong
    I also found a relevant thread that discussed the difference between "as of" and " from"
    Can i say "I am available for the internship from the first of June."?

    if not, what are the reasons behind :eek:

    thanks!!
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    I am available for the internship starting the first of June.
    This is OK in AE, but not in BE (= starting on the 1st of June.). Also it is ambiguous as it is not clear whether "starting the first of June" qualifies "I am available" or "the internship"

    "I am available for the internship from 1st June to 3rd August"
    Let me emphasise how important it is to capitalise the letter "I" - applications are regularly dismissed for failure to capitalise "I".

    Otherwise, it is OK, although in BE "from the 1st of June to the 3rd of August" would be better.

    "I am available for the internship from the first of June."
    :thumbsup:
     

    Linkway

    Senior Member
    British English
    Modern British style often prefers "1 June" rather than "first of June".

    I would also be inclined to state the date in full: "1 June 2016".
     
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