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    Some mail grammar problem

    Dear teachers,

    Recently I received an email from an Italian that he wrote, "Attached please find the document." What I want to ask is that why two words "attached" and "find" can be put together with "please" in between.

    Could anyone help? Thanks!

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    Re: Some mail grammar problem

    Quote Originally Posted by menueditor View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Recently I received an email from an Italian that he wrote, "Attached please find the document." What I want to ask is that why two words "attached" and "find" can be put together with "please" in between.

    Could anyone help? Thanks!
    "Please find attached....." is a fairly regular phrase in emails, but I would say that I've never seen it with the word order that you quoted. This may simply be because it was written by a non-native.

    - Please find attached the document you requested.
    - Please find attached my worksheet for this month.

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    Re: Some mail grammar problem

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Please find attached....." is a fairly regular phrase in emails, but I would say that I've never seen it with the word order that you quoted. This may simply be because it was written by a non-native.

    - Please find attached the document you requested.
    - Please find attached my worksheet for this month.

    Thanks a lot!

    One more question, in "Please find attached the document you requested.", is "attached" an adjective or anything?? If it is an adjective, why can't we say: "Please find attached document you requested."

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