Is it wrong to say “I hope this does not inconvenience you in any way”? [closed]

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information. Closed 9 years ago. I recently had a dilemma regarding this. While the above sentence sounds okay to my ears, “I hope this does not … Read more

Is adding “let me know if anything is unclear” to an e-mail really necessary or is it redundant?

(Note that I originally asked this question on the English Language Stack Exchange and was told that it belonged here (Interpersonal Stack Exchange), so I removed it from the EL SE and manually moved it here.) I am a data scientist and I regularly receive e-mails from people (our office is split between London and … Read more

Is it correct to write: “I would appreciate it if you could inform me when you could contact my manager” in a formal email?

I want to know if someone has eventually contacted my manager. I therefore want to send him a formal email to ask him very politely. Is it correct to write as follow ? “I would appreciate it if you could inform me anytime/when you could contact my manager.” Answer Neither of your examples really meet … Read more

Is using “if you would” instead of “if you will” in the sense of “if you wish/want/like” technically “correct”?

I may be wrong here, but I think of the verb “will” as in the set phrase “if you will” as an actual verb, with the rare sense “wish, desire, want”, not as a mere future marker. Therefore, in this sentence: He wasn’t very bright, or kind of a dummy, if you will. …the “I … Read more