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    #1

    Did you get my postcard?

    A: Did you get my postcard?
    B: Yes, I did. Thanks. I really like the stamp.

    Can B say 'I really like the stamp.' first, then say 'Thanks'?

    THANKS.

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    #2

    Re: Did you get my postcard?

    It would sound like you are thanking for the stamp rather than the postcard.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: Did you get my postcard?

    Yes, it does sound dismissive of the thoughtfulness that went into the choice of the card and the message the sender went to the trouble of writing.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Jan-2016 at 10:16.

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    #4

    Re: Did you get my postcard?

    I agree with the others. I'd say "Yes, I got it. It was lovely! Sounds like you had a great holiday. Oh, and I liked the stamp too."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Did you get my postcard?

    The original post is like saying 'I got the birthday present you sent me. The wrapping paper was lovely'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Jan-2016 at 16:34.

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