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fruitjam
Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 8:53:02 AM

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Dear Friends,

Which of the following, in your opinion, is more appropriate:

Quote:
Do please let us know if the matter has been resolved.


Quote:
Do please let us know if the matter has been solved.


The context in which the sentences are intended for use involves a solution offered in respect of a technical issue raised by a computer user.

Any other alternative shall, as always, be most welcome.


Respectfully yours,
Fj
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 9:04:58 AM

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fruitjam wrote:
Dear Friends,

Which of the following, in your opinion, is more appropriate:

Quote:
Do please let us know if the matter has been resolved.


Quote:
Do please let us know if the matter has been solved.


The context in which the sentences are intended for use involves a solution offered in respect of a technical issue raised by a computer user.

Any other alternative shall, as always, be most welcome.


We have to resolve our quarrels before we can put all our efforts to solve the big problem.


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
RuthP
Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:41:27 AM

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I agree with JJ.

"Resolve" implies there was some degree of conflict or disagreement, whereas "solved" just means there was a problem or mistake and both parties were working for the same correction.
JayJay
Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:55:16 PM

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Location: United States
Please let us know if our technical assistance has corrected your computer issue.
fruitjam
Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 12:26:47 AM

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It is my pleasure to inform you that it indeed has!

Respectfully yours,
Fj
Tuvok
Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 4:19:08 AM

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Ok, that is really interesting. LOL

Oogway: Maybe it can if you willing to guide it, to nurture it and to believe in it.
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