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Common errors > kindly  adverb (and adjective)

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Incorrect or non-standard usage, overuse etc.

Please kindly return the samples as soon as you have finished with them.
 

The problem

(1) 'Please' and 'kindly' have essentially the same meaning here.
(2) 'Please' is far more commonly use than 'kindly', which is very formal and old-fashioned.

Standard English

Please return the samples as soon as you have finished with them.


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