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Tell him that you're grateful for his kind offer but that won't be necessary. If pressed for a reason then say thanks again but you've already found an alternative solution to your problem, or you're now committed to an alternative supplier.


Merriam-Webster Online has a verb form of OK, and lists OK'd and OK'ing as inflections. I think it's common to use a apostrophe when inflecting initialism. Other dictionaries have similar entries.


I hear it a lot in conversation (in the USA). For example, forms I fill out may have to go to a manager to "get his OK". So it would not be at all unheard of for someone to ask me if said manager "has OKed" the paperwork. The act of doing so could certainly be called "OKing" the paperwork. Since I mostly hear it in conversation, the issue of how that is ...


It is appropriate to include one's preferred name on a résumé or other business correspondence. See this page. Many English speakers would have no idea how to pronounce "Minh" (or "Nguyen"). I would prefer Minh (Michael) Nguyen. This clearly tells me, a native English speaker, that I should address you as "Michael". If I have never met you, I appreciate ...


I received two phone calls recently from two non-native speakers, one from Poland and one from Pakistan. I wrote to them “Please call me Dick”, so they called me — on the phone. A non-native speaker myself, I have now switched to “Please call me by my first name.”


If his delay affected something on your side then you may write about the progress of last week and what was expected from him (a reply on time, in this case; but be polite about it). I could tell exact things to say, but I am not aware of the context. However, it is advisable to not to mention it until unless his delay has caused some problems on your ...

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