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    Kind or kindly?

    Hello, everyone!
    I read the following as a part of the acknowledgements section in the identity of a Greek book translated into English.
    "Our special thanks to A.Publishers for their kindly permission to use extracts...".
    I wonder if the use of 'kindly' is correct. I know 'kindly' is not only an adverb but also an adjective, but is it correct to say 'kindly permission' - instead of 'kind permisssion'?
    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Kind or kindly?

    It doesn't work for me- I would only use kind there.

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    Re: Kind or kindly?

    Welcome to the forum, Machi P.

    You are right to think that 'kind permission' is correct.

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    Re: Kind or kindly?

    Thank you for your prompt reply!

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    Re: Kind or kindly?

    There's no need to write thank you posts, Machi.

    Just click the Thank button in the bottom left corner of each post.

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    Re: Kind or kindly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post

    Just click the Thank button in the bottom left corner of each post.
    As I did with Rover's last post.

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    Re: Kind or kindly?

    It may seem strange to ask people not to post thanks when they are just being polite, but it fills the new messages, while a click on the Thanks link allows people to look at new questions.

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