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Brahman
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Refer to My Reply within Your Email

Post by Brahman » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:57 am

Dear Teachers,

I require your advice in regard to a reply to an email: someone has written to me a long email, asking me a number of questions, and making a few observations. I am now responding to all of them.

(1) Instead of addressing all of them them in my email, could I answer him point by point within his email?
(1a) That is, embed my responses within his email?

(2) And, when I reply to him, can I say,

"Please refer to my reply, highlighted in red, (found) within your email" ?

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Re: Refer to My Reply within Your Email

Post by Joe » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:45 am

> (1) Instead of addressing all of them them in my email, could I answer him point by point within his email?
(1a) That is, embed my responses within his email?


It is very normal to do this. There are different ways you can highlight the original questions. Normally I COPY the questions from the original email (so the original email remains intact) and PASTE them into my email, and highlight each one. Then I answer them in a different font, or not italic or not bold etc

> (2) And, when I reply to him, can I say,
"Please refer to my reply, highlighted in red, (found) within your email" ?


Usually I write something like:
"I will answer your questions point by point."
or
"Let me respond to your comments one by one."
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Re: Refer to My Reply within Your Email

Post by Brahman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:04 am

Thank you very much, Joe. Sorry for the late reply.

I really like your suggestions. I shall use them from now on. Thank you very much for your help, Joe.

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