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    Receipt or Receival

    Dear all,

    Which would be correct,

    "Please kindly acknowledge your receipt of the documentation" or "Please kindly acknowledge your receival of the documentation"?

    Somehow "receipt" seems a little off in this case but I have seen it used this way quite a number of times.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Receipt or Receival

    Please let me know when you have received the documentation.
    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: Receipt or Receival

    Of your choices, only "receipt" but don't use "please kindly" and what you have written is a bit clumsy.

    Are you sure you mean "documentation" and not "documents"?
    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: Receipt or Receival

    Hi Barb_D, thanks for the input!

    So the scenario is, I am trying to get an acknowledgement from my colleague on the documents which I passed to him earlier.

    Thanks for the correction, it should be 'documents' and not 'documentation'. What would u suggest for a better replacement for "Please kindly..."?

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    Re: Receipt or Receival

    Quote Originally Posted by jonalogy View Post
    What would you suggest for a better replacement for "Please kindly..."?
    Just 'Please' is fine.

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    Re: Receipt or Receival

    Don't use 'receival' at all. It's so rare that everybody will think it's wrong. (Click)

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    Re: Receipt or Receival

    Standard formal English is "Please acknowledge receipt of ...". There is no need for "your" before "receipt".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Receipt or Receival

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Please let me know when you have received the documentation.
    I maintain this is the simplest form. Replace "documentation" with "documents."
    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: Receipt or Receival

    Thanks all, appreciate it

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