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    Hi.
    How are you? Fine, I hope! Is the following sentence idiomatic? It seems likely it is felt a bit odd particularly in North America, and that 'copy you on' is (a lot) more often used there. Is this the case elsewhere?

    I will copy you into the next email I write to Joan.

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    'Copy you into' sounds strange, but I can't say that 'copy you on' sounds much better. I think people tend to use the initialism 'cc' (for 'carbon copy', from the old days of physically copying letters with a sheet of black carbon paper) as a verb: I'll cc you on my future emails to Joan.

    In a business-related email where one desires a professional tone, I'd word it like this: I'll send you copies of all future emails to Joan.

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    Thanks, Mr. Spivey. All your suggestions are easy to understand. Or, you could also say, "I'll cc all my future emails to Joan to you," too, couldn't you?

    Regarding "copy you into," some business associates of mine from Australia keep using it. Maybe it's an Aussie (or, also maybe British) expression ....

    Hiro

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSS View Post
    Thanks, Mr. Spivey. All your suggestions are easy to understand. Or, you could also say, "I'll cc all my future emails to Joan to you," too, couldn't you?

    Regarding "copy you into," some business associates of mine from Australia keep using it. Maybe it's an Aussie (or, also maybe British) expression ....

    Hiro
    It's not a BrE expression.

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