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    Posted by csepelside (U14745460) on Friday, 4th January 2013

    Let's have another sentence:

    Would you ..., this window, please?

    a. kindly close
    b. be so kind to close

    I can't find the difference between these two options but according my grammar book the correct version is "kindly close".

    May it be more natural English (kindly close) or is there a grammar rule to use them thus?

    Thanks for answering!

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    Posted by OldRover_KE (U10528653) on Saturday, 5th January 2013

    a. Would you close this window, please? ('Kindly' means 'please', so you don't need to use them both in the same sentence.)

    b. Would you be so kind AS to close this window, please?

    a. is informal and b. is formal.

    Rover

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