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    duly noted

    Hey,

    here's a little scenario:

    Person A gives advice to person B and person B answers with "duly noted".

    The way I understand this is that person B wants to say that he has fully understood what person A was saying and that he acknowledges it.

    Are there any other connotations this might have depending on the context it is used in?

    What if the advice person A has dispensed is of no use to person B, could then "duly noted" mean something like "Yeah, thanks for letting me know but I don't see how this is at all helpful"?

    What situations can you think of where you would use "duly noted"?

    Thanks.

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    Re: duly noted

    Your understanding of “duly noted” is duly noted. But more seriously, I agree with both your examples and in my response to your description, I would be inclined to say simply, “I agree” rather than “duly noted”. I would use “duly noted” in cases where I understand the speaker’s statement/position but I don’t want to convey my agreement or disagreement for whatever reason I might have.

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    Re: duly noted

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I would use “duly noted” in cases where I understand the speaker’s statement/position but I don’t want to convey my agreement or disagreement for whatever reason I might have.
    Thanks, I like that.

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