I suffer from spending inordinate amounts of time on email. Once in a while I get an email that I can respond to succinctly by saying, "Thanks for the suggestion -- will do."

Suppose I respond to the email after carrying out the person's suggestion. Is there something a little less terse than "Thanks for the suggestion -- done"?

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    "I've taken care of it" is a little friendlier. Or "I did what you said and it worked great!" Every response does not need to come from some list. – Hot Licks May 10 '15 at 14:21
  • True. However, consider that you don't need a past tense for Will do!; you don't have to convert it to indirect speech, after all, any more than you do any other interjection. Just quote them directly: He said "Ouch!"/"Will do!", but not, of course, *He said that ouch. – John Lawler May 10 '15 at 16:42
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    Done is fine. I use it all the time to answer emails that request an action on my part. – Steven Littman May 10 '15 at 23:03
  • "I've taken care of it" sounds lovely. Could you put it in an answer so I can mark this resolved? Thank you. – aparente001 May 11 '15 at 2:48
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    Agreeing with Steven. My own feeling is that "done" is just as terse as "will do," but also just as friendly. – Jason Melançon May 14 '15 at 11:14

"Suggestion accepted, completed. Thanks" - This could be a little less terse than your "Thanks for the suggestion -- done" (4 words, instead of five!)

  • I guess you mean "a little less terse". It sounds pretty good. Thanks. – aparente001 May 18 '15 at 1:08

You might try "done and done"; it's an idiomatic expression meaning "unambiguously complete", and has a connotation of agreeableness, which lightens its feeling.

If you haven't actually completed the action yet, but are certain you will, you can say "consider it done".

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    Maybe that's a Britishism. I've never heard that in the U.S., so I think I better stay away from it for efficient email. But thanks. – aparente001 May 18 '15 at 1:07

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