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    #1

    * Delete where appropriate

    Should it be:

    Delete where appropriate
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    Delete where inappropriate
    ??

    What I want to say is to ask people to delete the information which is not appropriate.

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    #2

    Re: * Delete where appropriate

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    A bit of a logical dilemma, eh? Normally we would write 'delete where appropriate', i.e. delete in cases where deletion is appropriate. If the deletee (to coin a word) is an inappropriate phrase, however...hmm.... I think the better part of valour is to write your intention out more completely:

    Delete [word or phrase] where you consideer it appropriate to do so.
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    Delete where the [word or phrase] is inappropriate.

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    #3

    Re: * Delete where appropriate

    Both "delete where appropriate" and "delete as appropriate" confuse me.
    Today the bank sent me a form and there is such selection under the place of signatures on the form.
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    Sole Trader/Partner/Director/Secretary*
    *Delete as appropriate
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    Since signatures are plural, I took delete where appropriate finally.
    I am a director, so I deleted "director".
    I think if the company secretary also signs the form, he should delete "secretary".

    Right or not?

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    Re: * Delete where appropriate

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    Wrong. If you are the Director, that is the one to keep. Delete the inappropriate titles. Delete as/where appropriate = delete the ones it is appropriate to delete.
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    #5

    Re: * Delete where appropriate

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
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    Delete as/where appropriate = delete the ones it is appropriate to delete.
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    Now I understood.
    Many thanks.
    But I regret that I just sent the form to the bank 10 minutes ago...

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    #6

    Re: * Delete where appropriate

    Don't worry. If I know banks (and I think I do), they'll still be happy to take your money.

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    #7

    Re: * Delete where appropriate

    Hi

    Could I use "delete if appropriate [ to do so] " ?



    Thank you


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    Re: * Delete as appropriate

    [quote=iamwkk;63424] Should it be:

    Delete as appropriate
    OR
    Delete as inappropriate
    ??

    What I want to say is to ask people to delete the information which is not appropriate, or to mark the information which is appropriate.

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    Re: * Delete as appropriate

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    Teia, I would keep the 'to do so'.

    Meineliebe, I would state it clearly and avoid confusion: 'Delete inappropriate information' or 'Circle the appropriate options'.

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