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    Default OR Not in Business e-mail writting

    I would like to know whether that word "or not " should be used in business e-mail writting or not

    For example sentense --->

    Dear sir

    I would like to know whether the RMU and HV1 must be provided by contractor or not

    Note RMU and HV are electrical equipment.

    If that should not used plase suggest me which word is appropriate

    Thank you

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    Default Re: OR Not in Business e-mail writting

    Hi Mooyong

    As a NES, but not a teacher, if used, I would have placed the "or not" after the word "whether", or rewritten it to say:

    "Please confirm that (or "advise whether or not") you require the RMU and HV to be supplied by the contractor"

    Hope this helps
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    PS The wording (particularly "confirm that" vs "advise....not") may be determined by whether you (as presumably the contractor) really want to or have the time to price/supply such items (which you presumably have to buy from others) i.e you may wish to steer them one way or the other based on your risk in pricing/supplying them.

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    Default Re: OR Not in Business e-mail writting

    Thank you so must route 21

    One thing I would like to know it should be use " Please be confirmed that " or "please confirm that"

    Thank

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