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    Please vs please kindly

    Im confused about how to use please or please kindly....

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    1. Please arrange the goods to deliver to our warehouse.
    2. Please kindly arrange the goods to deliver to our warehouse.

    Which one is better? If either 1 and 2 are not better, please give me guideline to write a better sentence.

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    Re: Please vs please kindly

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I'm confused about how to use "please" or "please kindly."
    Use "please" or "kindly", not "please kindly."

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    1. Please arrange the goods to deliver to our warehouse.
    I suspect you mean:
    Please/kindly arrange for the goods to be delivered to our warehouse.

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    #3

    Re: Please vs please kindly

    1 is far superior. There is never a need to use 'kindly' in this way.

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    #4

    Re: Please vs please kindly

    Can "Please kindly" being used in business e-mail?

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    #5

    Re: Please vs please kindly

    No.

    (Well, it can, but it sounds most unnatural)

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    Re: Please vs please kindly

    "Kindly" is often (usually?) used sarcastically or aggressively in AusE when used in a request.
    "Would you kindly stop your dog from pooping on my lawn. Thank you."
    "Your payment is three months overdue. Kindly pay it as soon as possible."

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    Re: Please vs please kindly

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Kindly" is often (usually?) used sarcastically or aggressively in AusE when used in a request.
    It's used in the same way in BrE.

    I never use it it any other way. It sounds unnatural to me in polite requests when used instead of 'please'.

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    Re: Please vs please kindly

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Can "Please kindly" being used in business e-mail?
    It would be unusual in British English.

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    #9

    Re: Please vs please kindly

    I consider it tautology because 'kindly' means 'please' according to definition#4 below.

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/kindly_1

    The above definition seems to have confirmed the following comment:
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Kindly" is often (usually?) used sarcastically or aggressively in AusE when used in a request.
    I am not a teacher.

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