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    Many thanks in advance

    Very often I read the phrase "Many thanks in advance". However, a friend of mine has told me that it is wrong as it means that the person is presuming a reply will be given. How far is it correct?

    Many thanks (in advance).

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    Re: Many thanks in advance

    If you're asking for a favor that may not be given, then it may be a bit presumptuous, but if you're asking for something that you are pretty certain you'll get, then I think it's fine.

    Especially here in the forums, when people who say "please" and "thank you" do tend to get responses.

    {Neither a teacher nor an etiquette expert.}

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