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    Is this double meaning laungage or normal ?

    Some one mailed saying that "Lets do so and so things so we get the holes covered. "

    Is that decent laungage to use in official mails ?
    Is it double meaning or its normal and nothing offensive.

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    Re: Is this double meaning laungage or normal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by swati pathak View Post
    Some one Someone emailed me saying that "Let's do so and so things so we get the holes covered. "

    Is that decent laungage language to use in official mails?
    Is Does it have a double meaning or its is it normal and nothing offensive?

    Welcome to the forum. Please see my corrections to your post.

    I'm not sure if what you are querying is "Let's do so and so things" (which makes no sense) or "so we get the holes covered" (I haven't heard this before). The latter sounds like another example of pointless "management-speak" (like "blue-sky thinking" and "thinking outside the box").
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is this double meaning laungage or normal ?

    Could it mean that there are gaps in something like a plan that need filling?

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    Re: Is this double meaning laungage or normal ?

    I wonder if he is thinking if "holes covered" is a double entendre for "covering your ass."

    I don't think it is.

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    Re: Is this double meaning laungage or normal ?

    Yes, it doesn't even seem that jargony to me if you mean there are "holes in the plan" (places where it won't work or you haven't figured out whether it will work or not) and you want to figure out how to make the plan a good and complete. (That said, I haven't seen that exact expression before.)

    (I also agree that "let's do so and so things" makes no sense.)
    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 this double meaning laungage or normal ?

    I wonder if the OP's use of "Let's do so and so things" was perhaps not a direct quote from the email.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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