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    good office meaning

    hi ...
    I have seen following sentence in one official letter.

    " I would like to request your good office to kindly sent all correspondences to the above mentioned address"

    My question is:
    what is the meaning of "good office" ?
    How to use this word in official letter??

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    Re: good office meaning

    I suggest you search "your good office" on the net and review some examples of it.

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    Re: good office meaning

    And make sure you look for the singular. 'Good offices' has an idiomatic sense [= 'benign operations"].

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    Re: good office meaning

    If it's singular, it's possibly just being polite.

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    Re: good office meaning

    ... but it's being polite about an organization (or even perhaps a place) on the analogy of 'your good self'.

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    Re: good office meaning

    The SOED gives this definition:
    6 A service done, a kindness, a piece of attention, especially of a specified kind, as good office, kind office. LME

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    Re: good office meaning

    I'm not familiar with the phrase. I read it as someone trying to be overly polite in a clumsy way.

    I would think you thought I had perhaps two offices, a good one and a bad one.

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    Re: good office meaning

    ashwini,

    People who respond to questions like to know if their answer has been of assistance. Unless you tell them, they never know. There is no need to write – if you just click on the ‘Thank you’ button at the bottom of their post.

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