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Hi

How do you find the following collocation?
Polite reminder
...let's say we have to send a reminder to our boss regarding the erroneous deduction in the salary.

Thanks,

Tom
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Yes, you can use "polite reminder" that way, Tom. In other words when talking to someone about a reminder you are sending to a third person.

I wouldn't recommend using the collocation IN the reminder you send to the boss because it could end up sounding sarcastic, in my opinion.
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It highly collocates as it stands, but whether or not it is appropriate for a message to your boss will depend on the full context.
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