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    enquiries or inquiries ?

    Please let me know should you have any enquiries.
    Please let me know should you have any inquiries.

    which one correct?


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    Re: enquiries or inquiries ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sillegna View Post
    Please let me know should you have any enquiries.
    Please let me know should you have any inquiries.

    which one correct?
    "Inquiries" is the right word.

    That is a British way of expressing the idea.

    In the United States, we say
    "Please let me know if you have any questions."

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    Re: enquiries or inquiries ?

    "Enquiry" is still the standard British English spelling as far as I know. Though we are getting pretty used to "inquiry".

    (I think "questions" or "queries" would be more natural here in British English as well.)

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    Re: enquiries or inquiries ?

    Quote Originally Posted by orangutan View Post
    "Enquiry" is still the standard British English spelling as far as I know. Though we are getting pretty used to "inquiry".

    (I think "questions" or "queries" would be more natural here in British English as well.)
    I agree, we use the British spelling here too. An enquiry is a question, an inquiry is a formal juridical investigation, in Canada.

    Though I've always wanted to reverse the two. I like "inquiry" for question, but I know the norms are otherwise.


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    Re: enquiries or inquiries ?

    I didn't know that about "enquiries!"

    Hahaha! It just looks so silly!

    There'll always be an England!

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