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    #1

    we would appreciate

    Hello Teacher, is this sentence correct?

    We would appreciate all efforts to provide this information as soon as possible.

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    #2

    Re: we would appreciate

    Looks good to me.

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    #3

    Re: we would appreciate

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    (1) I do not feel comfortable with "all efforts."

    (2) I would suggest something like:

    "We would greatly appreciate every effort to provide the information as soon as possible."

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    "Every effort" = every possible effort on your part.

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    #4

    Re: we would appreciate

    There's nothing wrong with 'we would appreciate...', but I would expect 'Please make every effort...' or 'Please see to it that your staff make every effort...' to have more of an effect; generally tell the person you're writing to what you want them to do.

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    #5

    Re: we would appreciate

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    There's nothing wrong with 'we would appreciate...', but I would expect 'Please make every effort...' or 'Please see to it that your staff make every effort...' to have more of an effect; generally tell the person you're writing to what you want them to do.

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    I thought "would appreciate" would imply more politeless and was more often used in addressing someone of a higher rank, whether socially or bureaucratically, than "please do this or make that" would.

    Jenny

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    Re: we would appreciate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniferhu View Post
    I thought "would appreciate" would imply more politelness and was more often used in addressing someone of a higher rank, whether socially or bureaucratically, than "please do this or make that" would.
    We don't often ask superiors to make efforts, however politely we might say it.

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