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    To put smth under scrutiny

    Hello,

    Replying to a query sent by one of our customers, I would like to use the expression 'under scrutiny' but I am wondering whether this is appropriate.

    The current status of the customer is unclear to him and we need to ask our legal service to have a look at it in order to provide a firm answer.

    May I thus say:

    "We will put this under scrutiny and get back to you with an answer as soon as possible" ?

    Thanks for your help
    Last edited by Bensman; 26-Feb-2009 at 15:03.

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    Re: To put smth under scrutiny

    To some people, something being put under scrutiny means "investigation." That may be too strong. The word "consider" may be too soft.


    How about:


    "We will explore your inquiry and get back to you with an answer as soon as possible" ?

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    Re: To put smth under scrutiny

    Quote Originally Posted by Bensman View Post
    May I thus say:

    "We will put this under scrutiny...." ?

    Thanks for your help
    No. It's correct standard English but extremely awkward. Say: "We will look into it...."

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    Re: To put smth under scrutiny

    [quote=susiedqq;445723]"We will explore your inquiry...." quote]

    !

    Do people really talk like that in Oakland County, Michigan?

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    Re: To put smth under scrutiny

    PS -

    What's smth?


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    Re: To put smth under scrutiny

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    PS -

    What's smth?
    I tried to use the abbreviation of "something" but could not remember it precisely...

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    Re: To put smth under scrutiny

    Yup - and they are doing a lot of "exploring" nowadays -

    exploring opportunities
    exploring job leads
    exploring questions
    exploring the job market

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