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    Post going forward

    Hi everyone
    I really don't know exactly what "going forward" means.
    Kindly help me to explain that (Am I better when using kindly instead of Please for more polite)
    Thank you

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    Re: going forward

    Welcome to the forum, Jimmy.

    'going forward' can convery several ideas. Can you give us a sentence in which you do not understand the meaning of the words?

    'Please' is the appropriate word to use in a polite request; 'kindly' is not

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    Really thanks for your reply
    1. For your information, I face that when we discuss in work, and a colleague told us that something "going forward" (sorry I did not exactly what she wrote)
    2. Please show me some examples/situations that we use "going forward"
    3. About using please, I heard that word sounds heavy, please show me which cases we use "kindly"

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    Re: going forward

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy04 View Post
    3. About using please, I heard that word sounds heavy, please show me which cases we use "kindly"
    'Please' is perfect; there's nothing heavy about it. If anything 'kindly' is the 'heavier' word.

    Not everybody agrees with 5jj about kindly. I use it myself sometimes as an alternative to please.

    Click here to read more about the word and find examples of its many uses.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Feb-2012 at 09:45.

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    Re: going forward

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Not everybody agrees with 5jj about kindly. I use it myself sometimes as an alternative to please.
    My personal feeling about the use of the word is summed up in this Macmillan note:

    Formal - used for asking someone to do something, especially when you are trying to hide the fact that you are annoyed.

    kindly - definition. American English definition of kindly by Macmillan Dictionary

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    Re: going forward

    Thanks Rover, 5jj for this dicussion
    From both I think that I should not use "kindly frequently as I did.
    And what about "going forward", pla help to show me how to use it. I made me so crazy when I could not find anything about it in Longman dictionary.
    Much appreciate your ideas.

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    Re: going forward

    'Going forward' usually means 'making progress.'

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    Re: going forward

    It can also mean starting immediately and in the future.
    Going forward, we'll have a meeting with the entire project team every Wednesday morning and every Friday afternoon.
    Going forward, please check with me before making any purchases over $200
    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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    Re: going forward

    It's also a notorious buzz-phrase that our PM has been panned for.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/a-never-ending-linguistic-turn-for-the-worse/story-e6frg6zo-1225889983781



    "I once had a sub-editor who warned me that if I used “going forward” or “moving forward” in a quote, or, even worse, my own copy, I would be shot and buried at the bottom of the The Age’s Spencer Street building"
    Last edited by Raymott; 06-Feb-2012 at 15:10.

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    Re: going forward

    It's horrid. I first heard it used by Carly Fiorina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (The fact that she was CEO when I was kicked out of HP may have affected my feelings about her. )

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