[Idiom] Bug/Bugging

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sh.hazeri

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Is Bug/Bugging formal or informal ? can it be used in a business letter ? if not what else can be ?

ie : .... if you answer the email quilcly we will do that before bugging you again ....
 

admiral

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Agreed. "Bugging" is very informal. "Bothering" would be a more acceptable, formal word to use in this case.

However, in a business letter, I also agree with Gillnetter that you should use a word like "contacting" instead, rather than implying that you are bothering or bugging someone. It is more business-like and polite.
 

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if you answer the email quickly we will do that before bugging you again

Apart from the informality of bugging, this sounds a bit threatening to me- reply or we will bother you.
 

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Apart from the informality of bugging, this sounds a bit threatening to me- reply or we will bother you.

I strongly agree. It would be far more professional to say "We look forward to your prompt reply" or something similar without the "theat" of further prodding via email.
 
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