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Hi everybody,

"Kindly send me the information" = "Please send me the information" ?

I don't really know how to use the word "kindly". Is "kindly" and "please" can be interchange?

Is it correct to say, "Kindly write me the contact info of your boss."?

Thank you!
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'Kindly' is used more in Asian Englishes than it is in AmE and BrE. 'Please' is more business-like.
Mister Micawber'Kindly' is used more in Asian Englishes than it is in AmE and BrE. 'Please' is more business-like.
Sorry MM, I have to disagree. May I ask you how you come up with this opinion? The word " Kindly" -is not a word invented by Asians. Whether people could use it correctly or not, I've seen this word used just as loosely as "please" in emails and business correspondence. To me, it has something to do with people misusing it, natives and non-atives alike, and also depends on regions and the person. That's my two cents.
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I come up with this opinion after having read thousands of business emails submitted here and at other forums by students from all over the world. But I am happy to discuss your impressions. Why not register as a member? Anonymous posts garner little credibility.
Mister MicawberWhy not register as a member? Anonymous posts garner little credibility.
That won't be necessary Mr.M. My comment was not meant to earn credibility from the forum which you seem to have plenty of, nor to engage myself to a thick discussion. Rather, it was a different impression gathered from experience, just as you reading emails and postings gathered from learners. I just felt it was a loosely formed statement, and I tossed in my unwanted two cents.That's all!
Finally what is correct? kindly or please?
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In polite requests, 'please' is more appropriate in British and North American English.
Mister Micawber was correct that "kindly" is mainly used in Asian varieties of English. It's not normal in American or British English.

I take the view, that the use of the words 'kindly' and 'please' will depend on the context. I do agree that the word 'please' connotes politeness which is also found in 'kindly'. Kindly comes with some emotion in it as to require a person to do the thing requested.

Regards,

Kasiya- Zambia

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