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    Default correct usage of words

    Please kindly take off/remove your shoes.

    1. Can 'please' be used with 'kindly'?

    2. Should it be 'take off'' or 'remove'?

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    Default Re: correct usage of words

    How formal do you want to be?

    Please remove your shoes
    Kindly remove your shoes

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    Please take off your shoes
    Kindly take off your shoes.

    The first two are more formal than the second; "Please" and "kindly" could be used together, but it is not necessary or usual.

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    Default Re: correct usage of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Please kindly take off/remove your shoes.

    1. Can 'please' be used with 'kindly'?

    2. Should it be 'take off'' or 'remove'?

    Many thanks.
    Both are correct but only one should be used at a time.
    Please take offyour shoes.
    Kindly take off your shoes.

    Take off and remove are interchangeable but the former is most common.
    Hope this helps!
    Dawood
    Last edited by Dawood Usmani; 15-Oct-2008 at 14:40.

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    Default Re: correct usage of words

    Thanks, Anglika and Dawoodusmani.

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