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We have a question about the use of "Please be advised" at the start of a sentence. Should "Please be advised" always be followed by a "that"? For example, "Please be advised that your payment is late." If "Please be advised is used without a "that", must it always be followed by a comma? For example, "Please be advised, your payment is late." Or, can it be used without a comma? For example, "Please be advised your payment is late."

Thanks very much for your assistance.
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one can avoid late payments by setting the "pay date" in their bank's bill pay service to a date that is a week or so before the actual due date.
Hi,

one can avoid late payments by setting the "pay date" in their bank's bill pay service to a date that is a week or so before the actual due date.

One can avoid late payments by setting the "pay date" in one's bank's bill payment service to a date that is a week or so before the actual due date.

Clive
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Yours is a very good post. I believe the term is really quite rude in effect, if not always in intent. It is the sort of officious, contentious, or intimidating term a lawyer or government official might use in dealing with someone presumed to be less knowledgeable or of lower station. The words add absolutely nothing to a reader's understanding of the sentence, so use of them is bad writing, as well as rude.

Royce Rowe
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So saying, "Please be advised; Banks will be closed on Monday due to the upcoming holiday. We will have your check available on Friday if you would like to pick it up early." is rude?
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That''s not rude, but it sounds stiff and a little officious.
Also, the semi-colon and the capital B are incorrect.

If you feel you must say 'Please be advised', you should attach it to the important piece of information.
eg The banks will be closed on Monday due to the upcoming holiday. Please be advised that we will have your check available on Friday if you would like to pick it up early.

But better is
eg The banks will be closed on Monday due to the upcoming holiday, so we will have your check available on Friday if you would like to pick it up early.