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    Polyester is offline Senior Member
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    Please kindly...

    Is it correct to use please kindly here?

    Please kindly arrange our staff to pick up the goods from the customer warehouse.

    If not correct, please correct me.
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    Re: Please kindly...

    In British and American English you should write "please" alone.
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    Re: Please kindly...

    "Please kindly" has the feel of a 19th century business letter. It doesn't surprise me when I see in a business letter from India (which clings to 19th century English conventions), but not from the US or the UK.
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    Polyester is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Please kindly...

    So, is it come from India?
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    Re: Please kindly...

    My sister, a retired English teacher, also writes 'Please kindly'.
    She is not from India, though.
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    Re: Please kindly...

    I had told her to omit 'kindly', but she forgot it.
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    Re: Please kindly...

    It is also common in Malaysia and Singapore. It is an Asian culture to be a bit more formal than necessary.
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    Re: Please kindly...

    I think it is not so much formal as redundant.
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    Re: Please kindly...

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    So, does it come from India?

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    Re: Please kindly...

    I also saw 'Please kindly' used in a medical referral letter I received last year.
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