sign in   |  sign up
 
 
Dr Grammar

For your easy reference

Posted by smilemily   4 Dec 2013 10 25 pm

Dear Alex,

Hope you could still remember me.

In office correspondence, we usually see the phrase “for your easy reference”, like “enclosed please the copy of last year’s financial statement for your easy reference”. I would like to know whether “easy” is redundant. To me, “for your reference ” is good enough.

Thanks

BR
Emily

 
 

Teacher
Posted by alex stringer   5 Dec 2013 11 55 am

Dear Emily

I have had a number of students with your name, many of whom I remember vividly - it depends which one you are(!).

'For your reference' is the standard phrase. 'For your easy reference' might be used to emphasize that you have arranged or presented the information in some way to make it easy for the reader to access. The difference is not great.

Best regards

Alex
Which class were you in, by the way? (Now I'm curious.)
 
 
Posted by smilemily   6 Dec 2013 10 05 pm

Dear Alex,

Thanks a lot. I am the one who had studied the Dip in General English in 2011-2012 and now I am taking the course of Cert in English Literary Studies.

Hope you have some memory of me.

Thank you very much.

BR
Emily
 
 

Teacher
Posted by alex stringer   7 Dec 2013 4 52 pm

Ah, now I remember - Friday evening in North Point. It's great that you're studying literature. Actually, I seem to remember you told me this before. Anyway, all the best with your studies, and remember, you're very welcome to post question here.

Alex
 
 
Posted by smilemily   8 Dec 2013 10 44 pm

Thanks
 
 

Reply to this post

Post your reply here:



Back to front page