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    Is it correct to say, 'Thank you for your promptly reply'

    Hi Teachers,
    Is it correct to say, 'Thank you for your promptly reply'.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Is it correct to say, 'Thank you for your promptly reply'

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

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    Re: Is it correct to say, 'Thank you for your promptly reply'

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    Thank you for your prompt reply.
    I knew that something was wrong? It has to be an adjective not and adverb. Right?
    Thank you so much for your reply.

    Best,
    L54

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    Re: Is it correct to say, 'Thank you for your promptly reply'

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    I knew that something was wrong? It has to be an adjective not and adverb. Right?
    Thank you so much for your reply.

    Best,
    L54
    Right. The RESPONSE is a noun, so it's a prompt reply.

    If you want to thank them for the ACTION, you can say "Thank you for replying so promptly."


    Look at this as a step forward -- you realized your own mistake!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is it correct to say, 'Thank you for your promptly reply'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Right. The RESPONSE is a noun, so it's a prompt reply.

    If you want to thank them for the ACTION, you can say "Thank you for replying so promptly."


    Look at this as a step forward -- you realized your own mistake!
    Hi Madam,
    Thank you for your reply and positive commentary.

    Best,
    L54

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