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Hi!

is this sentence grammatically correct?

" please kindly return back the documents signed and stamped"

Return back: send back ??

Thanks

Pamela
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Hi,

is this sentence grammatically correct?

" please kindly return back the documents signed and stamped"

Return back: send back ??

The word 'return' includes the idea of 'back'.

So, say 'return' or 'send back'.

Say either 'please' or 'kindly'. Not both.

Clive
Hi and thanks

So.. Return the documents includes the "back" OK.

But now I m confused.. I thought " kindly " means something different than "please" is it really a BIG mistake to write both?

Thanks

Pamela
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Hi,

No-one will put you in jail. (Unless you do it again.Emotion: wink)

But it hints that you are not familiar with how to use the language well.

Clive
Completely agree with clive.

Also:

Give back
Emotion: big smile ok

And..

" be so kind to return the documents please" Can it work?

Thanks

Pamela
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Hi,

And..

" be so kind as to return the documents please" Can it work? Yes, but it's a formal kind of phrase.

And once again, I would omit 'please', because it makes the whole thing seem excessively polite to me.

Clive
thanks.

Once again you would omit "please"? Emotion: surprise

So when I start my e-mail lke that:

" please find the design attached in this e-mail"

Is it bad the use of please also in this case?

Thanks

Pamela
Hi,

You can't omplain that this Forum keeps you waiting, can you? Emotion: big smile

Once again you would omit "please"? You misunderstand me. My main objection is to the use of 'please' and kindly' together in the same sentence.

So when I start my e-mail lke that:

" please find the design attached in this e-mail"

Is it bad the use of please also in this case? No, it's fine.

But the standard business jargon is 'Please find attached . . . '

eg Please find attached the design . . .

You don't need to say 'attached to this email'. That is understood.

If you don't wnat to use business jargon, you can just say

eg Here is the design

eg The design is attached

Some people value simplicity and directness.

Clive
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