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    #1

    Comma after the word 'please'.

    Hello!

    Is it necessary to put comma after the word 'please' in formal letters?
    E.g.: 1) Please, pack and send it to xxx country?
    2) Inform us, please, about the situation with xxx documents?
    3) Would you be so kind to send us xxx documents, please?
    And is there any difference beetwen the position of the word 'please' in a sentence?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Comma after the word 'please'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aksinia View Post
    Please pack and send it to xxx. country?
    The word "country" is not normally used immediately after the actual name of a country.
    e.g.
    Please pack the tea and send it to Italy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aksinia View Post
    Inform us, please, about the situation with xxx documents.
    This is unnatural and ambiguous.
    What do you mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aksinia View Post
    Would you be so kind as to send us the xxx documents, please?
    I would use a comma there.

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    Re: Comma after the word 'please'.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Oct-2015 at 14:15. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    #4

    Re: Comma after the word 'please'.

    Please update me/us on the status of the shipment/documents.

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    #5

    Re: Comma after the word 'please'.

    Aksinia, There is no need to write a new post just to say "Thanks" or to quote our replies back to us. It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Your click on 'Thank' saves everybody's time.

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