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    by request vs on request

    Whats the difference between phrases by request and on request?
    For instance:
    Further details will be sent on request.
    There were no flowers at the funeral, by request.

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    Re: by request vs on request

    Quote Originally Posted by northpath View Post
    What’s the difference between phrases ‘by request’ and ‘on request’?
    For instance:
    Further details will be sent on request. On (or upon) the moment you request it, someone will send details.
    There were no flowers at the funeral, by request. Please don't bring flowers. This has been requested by the family.
    - Details will be sent if you request them.

    - The family requests that you don't bring flowers.

    Does that help?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: by request vs on request

    Yes, please put another example with the phrase ‘by request’.

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    Re: by request vs on request

    By request of the hotel management, we will leave our dirty towels on the bathroom floor for the chambermaid to remove.
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