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    #1

    We understand where you are coming from



    We understand where you are coming from
    , however, to further assist you regarding your request, you may call XXX hotline.

    I have seen the underlined sentence appeared in 2 different emails.


    What does it mean?

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    #2

    Re: We understand where you are coming from

    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: We understand where you are coming from

    Does the writer mean he doesn't agree with my request, but he understand why I made the request.

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    #4
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 12-Feb-2017 at 13:23.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: We understand where you are coming from

    Can I also assume the writer might agree with my request, but he just implies that I made a request to the wrong department/section.

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    #6

    Re: We understand where you are coming from

    Quote Originally Posted by bigC View Post
    Can I also assume the writer might agree with my request, but that he was also just implying es that I made a request to the wrong department/section?
    The writer is saying that they understand/accept the point you're making, but they're suggesting that you contact a different department where you might get a better/more useful response.

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    #7

    Re: We understand where you are coming from

    Obviously you meant this as just an example, but suggesting somebody call a triple-X hotline has some accidental implications in English you might not intend. Implications that may cost you $4.99 a minute (or more).
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