[General] Backup reasons/Optional

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Are the below sentences grammatically correct? Please guide me to write it in a better way.

1. Please provide me more Cvs for backup reasons.
2. Please provide me more Cvs for optional.

(I mean, I received one Cv today. This candidate will be interviewed first. If approved only, his salary package will be finalized. So, I want more Cvs in my hand for next option if he fails).
 
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GoesStation

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The abbreviation of curriculum vitæ is "CV". Use "CVs" for the plural. Other than the capitalization error, sentence 1 is grammatically correct. Sentence 2 is not.

I'd write Please send me the CVs of several more candidates.
 

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If you need to use the word "option", you can say "Please send more CVs so I have more options [if I need them]". Using "optional" does not work at all.
 
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