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I would like to book a return ticket back to my hometown for a particular date. I need to ask my someone before finalizing the date. How can I express that in a question form? I have few examples:

  • (For) which date/day should I book my return ticket?
  • When should I return?
  • I am thinking of returning on xyz date. Is that okay?
  • Which date/day should I return (on)?

Similarly, is the following sentence grammatically correct?

  • I booked my return ticket for my hometown for xyz date.
  • This is a bit broad... your "someone" ... who might that be? Your boss, your wife, your travel agent, your dog? – Tetsujin Jul 29 '18 at 16:21
  • @ Tetsujin Well, I would be happy to know for friend, parent, travel agent etc. But, my original 'someone' is my manager. – SourabhJain Jul 29 '18 at 16:23
  • Then your question is really "When do you need me back here, at work?" & you figure out your needs from that, inc/exc weekends... Incidentally, you never book a return ticket 'to here', you book it to the other end of the line - it's assumed that the return portion is always going to be 'to here', hence the name, return. ;) – Tetsujin Jul 29 '18 at 16:30
  • @Tetsujin I believe that you mean that you book it from the other end of the line, yes? – BobRodes Jul 30 '18 at 6:10
  • No... from the old joke. "Can I have a return ticket please?" Sure, where to? "To here, of course." – Tetsujin Jul 30 '18 at 6:13
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"(For) which date/day should I book my return ticket?"

This is a little formal and old-fashioned. Try "When am I starting work again?" or "What date should I come back to work?" That way you can book your return ticket for the day before.

"I am thinking of returning on xyz date. Is that okay?" Which date/day should I return (on)?

Yes these are fine. (Also, the last sentence is grammatically correct.)

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