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    #1

    I hope this finds you well.

    What does
    this finds you well
    mean?



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    #2

    Re: I hope this finds you well.

    I assume that the context is as shown in your thread title, as opposed to the contextless short phrase in your actual question. In a letter, "I hope this finds you well" means "I hope that, when this letter reaches you, you are in good health".

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    Re: I hope this finds you well.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I assume that the context is as shown in your thread title, as opposed to the contextless short phrase in your actual question. In a letter, "I hope this finds you well" means "I hope that, when this letter reaches you, you are in good health".
    I thought it was a common phrase.I wanted to give you the context but I didn't know what to give because that phrase was written at the end in a private message(The phrase had no relevance with what the PM said) but with your explanation I understand that is just a common phrase like I hope every thing is fine,I hope you are at good health etc. which are added in letters.

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    Re: I hope this finds you well.

    You don't have to give the content when we ask for the context. If you had written "I received a private message and the person who sent it to me wrote at the end "I hope this finds you well". I don't know what that means. Can you help me?" then we would have had the context.

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    Re: I hope this finds you well.

    Good summary - perhaps something like this could be added to Tdol's Guide to Writing a Good Post (or whatever it's called).

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