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    Polyester, say:

    Is it impolite to say that when talking to a customer?
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    #12

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    An imperative can be seen as impolite. However, in your original post, it was completely the wrong structure. The only person you could say "Make sure the customer receives it" to is the person who is going to deliver it. Your email/letter, however, is not addressed to that person. It's addressed to the customer and the rest of your post was addressed to us.

    Message to the customer: Please let us know when it arrives.
    Information for us (the forum users): I want to make sure the customer has received it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #13

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    Hi emsr2d2,

    Could I possibly say the sentence below ?

    Please confirm the related documents and response us as soon as possible?
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    #14

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    Look up response in a dictionary. Is it a verb?
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    #15

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    Try:

    Please confirm the related documents and reply to us as soon as possible.

    I think no mistakes in my sentence. What do you think?
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    #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Please confirm the related documents and reply to us as soon as possible.

    I think there are no mistakes in my sentence. What do you think?
    It's grammatically correct. I wouldn't know what you what you wanted me to do, though. What are the documents related to?
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    #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post

    Please confirm the related documents and reply to us as soon as possible.

    That's not what you mean to say. You want the person to confirm that they have received them. In other words, you want the person to tell you when they get them.

    Polyester, you don't need to use the word confirm.
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    #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Try:

    Please confirm that the related documents have been received and reply to inform us as soon as possible.

    I think there are no mistakes in my sentence. What do you think?
    See above.
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    #19

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    Is it clear to you now that "Please confirm the documents" (on its own) doesn't work?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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