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    Cool well noted

    Hello!

    Is the phrase "well noted" (in emails for example) common in English?

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    Default Re: well noted

    Hi,

    I've seen it very occasionally but in my experience it's not common, and IMO somewhat lazy and ugly.

    Rgds

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    Cool Re: well noted

    Thank you.

    What would you say instead?

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    Default Re: well noted

    Hi,

    It depends on what thought you are trying to convey.

    If you're trying to say that you've fully understood the message/email then just say so. i.e. 'OK, fully understood', or similar.

    If you've read the message and haven't a clue what it means then say, 'Noted and not understood', or whatever is appropriate.

    Which is why the original is not very useful since 'well' is open to interpretation.

    Rgds

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