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    Question Bug/Bugging

    Is Bug/Bugging formal or informal ? can it be used in a business letter ? if not what else can be ?

    ie : .... if you answer the email quilcly we will do that before bugging you again ....


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    Re: Bug/Bugging

    Agreed. "Bugging" is very informal. "Bothering" would be a more acceptable, formal word to use in this case.

    However, in a business letter, I also agree with Gillnetter that you should use a word like "contacting" instead, rather than implying that you are bothering or bugging someone. It is more business-like and polite.

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    Re: Bug/Bugging

    if you answer the email quickly we will do that before bugging you again
    Apart from the informality of bugging, this sounds a bit threatening to me- reply or we will bother you.

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    Re: Bug/Bugging

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Apart from the informality of bugging, this sounds a bit threatening to me- reply or we will bother you.
    I strongly agree. It would be far more professional to say "We look forward to your prompt reply" or something similar without the "theat" of further prodding via email.

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