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    Is this correct?

    When I write letters, I usually use the following expressions.

    1. Please feel free to contact me when you have the document ready.
    2. Please feel free to contact me when you get the document ready.

    I would like to know whether these both are correct? or which one is more appropriate.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by zzzz View Post
    When I write letters, I usually use the following expressions.

    1. Please feel free to contact me when you have the document ready.
    2. Please feel free to contact me when you get the document ready.

    I would like to know whether these both are correct? or which one is more appropriate.

    Thanks in advance.
    The first one sounds better to me.

    "feel free to" is usually used when you have something they want, not the other way round. You possibily mean "Please context me when you have the document ready." - You are waiting for the document, and you want to be contacted when it's ready. We don't normally use "feel free to" for that.

    "Please feel free to contact me if you should require further information." - You are offering something; it's up to them whether they want to contact you or not. It would not concern you if they did not contact you. (If it would concern you, don't use "feel free to". Feeling free to do something implies being free not to do it too.)

    Feel free to ask follow-up questions if necessary!

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    Re: Is this correct?

    I'm sure Raymott meant "contact", not "context" in that first example sentence.

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    Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The first one sounds better to me.

    "feel free to" is usually used when you have something they want, not the other way round. You possibily mean "Please context me when you have the document ready." - You are waiting for the document, and you want to be contacted when it's ready. We don't normally use "feel free to" for that.

    "Please feel free to contact me if you should require further information." - You are offering something; it's up to them whether they want to contact you or not. It would not concern you if they did not contact you. (If it would concern you, don't use "feel free to". Feeling free to do something implies being free not to do it too.)

    Feel free to ask follow-up questions if necessary!
    Great, thanks for the detailed instructions on the usage of "feel free" and "have ... ready".

    Very helpful!


    Thank you Raymott!
    Tim
    Last edited by zzzz; 12-Jun-2011 at 16:47.

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