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    anu009 is offline Newbie
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    Hi

    I am getting an email to review a file but i am not very sure why am i asked to do that , the last time it was sent i reviewed and sent my comments back but got no response if any action was taken on the feedback provided.
    This time again i was sent the file to review and now while replying back i want to ask in the poilitest way the intention of doing this and what are they targeting by the task.Since this is official and the other side is also an equal profile , any suggestions how should i ask this in mail.

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    You could ask "I would like to know, why this file was sent to me again to review as I had already reviewed and sent it to you along with the comments."

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    Default Re: email advice

    I agree with anishjp, and I wouldn't bother being too polite about it.

    Are you sure it's official and not spam?

    What do you mean by 'the other side is also an equal profile'?



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    thanks so much, this is not a spam mail it is sent by members of other departments and the file sent was different both the times, but since i didnt hear back anything on the feedback i gave from the last conversation i wanted to make sure i dont keep doing this wihtout knowing why ?

    thanks for suggestions.

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    Try something like this:
    I'm happy to try to help you, but to be more effective, it would help me to know what the purpose of my review is. The last time I reviewed a similar file, I sent a number of comments, but never heard back as to whether those comments were useful, what you were looking for, or implemented. I don't want to spend my time on something that is not useful to you, nor waste your time reading my comments that don't further your goals. So, please give me more information about what you're looking for and I'll take a look with that in mind.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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