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    When a number is called out...

    Context: A number is allotted to each person in a group.

    When a number is called out, the corresponding person should come and pick up the chit.

    Is the usage of "corresponding" correct here? Could you please suggest a better alternative [Is it incorrect to not to use a question mark here, after alternative?]

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    Re: When a number is called out...

    "Could you please ..." requires a closing question mark. If you remove "Could you", then no question mark is necessary.

    "Corresponding" is OK but I would probably say "... the person with the corresponding number should come ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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