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    #1

    Kindly please - redundant?

    Is this grammatically correct?

    Would you kindly please open the door?

    The phrase ' kindly please', isn't it redundant?

    I also had a teacher who said that when you use can, could, would, will, to ask favor, 'please' should be omitted.

    Following that,

    "Can/Could/Would/Will you please open the door?" will be wrong, then.

    Can someone verify it? I really haven't read any rules regarding this.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Kindly please - redundant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yura Reiri View Post

    Would you kindly please open the door? unnatural
    Would you open the door, please? - natural.
    Would you please open the door? - has a slightly more insistent feeling.
    Would you kindly open the door? - is even more insistent. 'kindly' is not a synonym for 'please'

    I also had a teacher who said that when you use can, could, would, will, to ask a favor, 'please' should be omitted.
    NO, it should not be omitted.


    Following that, "Can/Could/Would/Will you please open the door?" will be wrong, then.
    NO, they are fine, though I prefer to put 'please' at the end.

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    Last edited by 5jj; 12-Jun-2011 at 12:27. Reason: Fixedanother typo

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    Re: Kindly please - redundant?

    (I've fixed a typo).

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