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Not sure if my question is considered redundant to another one that was asked of if "please kindly" generally is a redundant expression.

I am curious if "please disregard my message" is polite enough or if "please kindly disregard my message" is necessary.

Or if "please kindly disregard my message" is actually a redundant expression, as there is no kindly or unkindly way of disregarding a message.

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  • Who are you writing for? Using one or the other is "polite enough" for the vast majority of Brits, Yanks, and Aussies (among others); overly demonstrative or obsequious politeness will be irritating rather than ingratiating. People in other cultures, however, may be accustomed to more elaborate demonstrations of deference; see e.g. Indian-English usage of “Kindly” and What's the deal with “thank you kindly”? – choster Jan 29 '18 at 22:30
  • not sure how to mark my own question as a duplicate. Thanks a lot for the input and 'please kindly' help mark it. – B Chen Jan 29 '18 at 23:01
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I am curious if "please disregard my message" is polite enough or if "please kindly disregard my message" is necessary?

I like 'please kindly', use it myself and it passes superficial grammar checks even if it is somewhat redundant.

https://app.grammarly.com/docs/258541700

  • @ibf, are you indian – B Chen Jan 29 '18 at 22:57

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