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    Default reading in copy

    Hi all,

    I got an e-mail (also c.c. to Edwin) with the following wordings:-

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    Dear JY,

    Please let us have the documents by next Monday.

    Edwin (reading in copy), please arrange signing of the documents.

    UNQUOTE

    I am not sure about the meaning of "reading in copy". Is it the same to say "By copy of this e-mail to Edwin"?

    Thanks!

    JY

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    So does reading in copy means who is reading a copy of this email?

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    Default Re: reading in copy

    There are many other ways to say this.

    I've copied Stacey on this e-mail so she can get the process started.
    In copying Peter, I'm asking him to get the documents ready.

    The way it's written in your original is not familiar to me.
    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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    I wonder if reading in copy is used in BrE emails, anyone knows?

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    Default Re: reading in copy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    I wonder if reading in copy is used in BrE emails, anyone knows?
    No, it isn't.

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