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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Dilly (U15219565) on Thursday, 4th October 2012


    Are these grammatically correct?

    1) Please find enclosed draft minutes for your review.
    Appreciate if you could revert by 8th October 2012 if there are any changes to be made.

    2) I wrote to Lian in a similar incident and he came back with the attached response.


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  • Message 2

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    Posted by GPY (U15232859) on Thursday, 4th October 2012

    1. This use of "revert" for "reply" (which I assume is what you mean) is not correct in standard English. I think it may possibly be an Indian English coinage. Although I am not an arbiter of Indian English, I do not recommend that you use it.

    The first sentence would normally have an article: either "the enclosed draft minutes" or "enclosed the draft minutes". In full, the second sentence should begin "I would appreciate it if...". Your version feels abbreviated, as if you are writing casually or in a big hurry.

    2. "in a similar incident" may not be quite right. You many mean "in a similar situation" or "about a similar incident". More context is needed.

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