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    How to reword this sentence

    Am I using too many commas? Does this sound proper?

    To facilitate reading, I have attached answers, highlighted in purple, to your questions
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    Re: How to reword this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by cgrable View Post
    Am I using too many commas? Does this sound proper?

    To facilitate reading, I have attached answers, highlighted in purple, to your questions
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    Thanks,
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    It is rather clunky with all those commas. I would write "To facilitate reading, I have attached answers to your questions - the answers are highlighted in purple".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to reword this sentence

    Would that be too many mentions of 'answers'? Would it be okay to reword like this:

    "To facilitate reading, I have attached answers to your questions - they are highlighted in purple".

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    Re: How to reword this sentence

    Some people might consider that it could be read that it's the questions which are highlighted in purple, simply because the word "questions" appears directly before "they".

    I have another suggestion: "To facilitate reading, I have attached answers (highlighted in purple) to your questions."

    Can I ask what exactly you mean by "to facilitate reading"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to reword this sentence

    Thank you so much for your latest post. By saying 'To facilitate reading' I mean 'to make easier'. Perhaps I am not using that phrase appropriately...?

    Thanks again,
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    Re: How to reword this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by cgrable View Post
    Thank you so much for your latest post. By saying 'To facilitate reading' I mean 'to make easier'. Perhaps I am not using that phrase appropriately...?

    Thanks again,
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    I know what "facilitate" means but what will the people be reading? How does adding purple answers to questions make anything easier to read? What are they reading?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to reword this sentence

    Sorry, I misunderstood your question.

    In an e-mail I have received a list of questions about job stuff. Rather than simply replying to the e-mail with answers I have copied them to a text editor and highlighted the answers because I don't think my e-mail provider provides formatting options.

    Am I still misunderstanding your question?

    Thanks.

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    Re: How to reword this sentence

    You have understood my question perfectly. I don't think "To facilitate reading" is appropriate or necessary. In the context you provided, I would say something like:

    "Thank you for your emailed questions. I have provided answers to them below. My answers are highlighted in purple to make the information easier to read."

    You need to make it clear that it is the purple highlighting that is making things easier for your readers, not simply that you have provided answers to their questions.
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    Re: How to reword this sentence

    One question. In what context would it be better suited?

    Perhaps, you could see that one coming.

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    Re: How to reword this sentence

    It sounds like the kind of thing you might say with reference to people (children perhaps) who are learning to read.

    To facilitate reading, we have simplified the text.
    To facilitate reading, we have placed books in every classroom, in the dining hall and even in the bathrooms!
    To facilitate reading, we have employed a specialist reading teacher.
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