We are in receipt

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Wesley Benton, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Wesley Benton Senior Member

    Hello all,

    One question : is it correct to say “We are in receipt of the fax”? Is it better to say “we acknowledge receipt of the fax”?

    Thanks a lot
  2. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    Hello Helenryc,
    This is a stylistic question. Both statements are acceptable. Both are correct. In AE, 'we are in receipt of' sounds a little more formal and old fashioned, but it is perfectly good to use it.
  3. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod

    You could also say, "We have received your fax" - a less formal way to communicate the message, but still formal enough for business.
  4. padredeocho Banned

    United States

    Dear Company X,

    I am in receipt of the fax you sent today. If you send me any more unsolicited ads for your company via fax, I will sue you for wasting my paper.
  5. cyberpedant

    cyberpedant Senior Member

    North Adams, MA
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    You might also write, less formally, "We received your fax."
    You would say, "We got your fax."
  6. Westmercian New Member

    "We have received your fax" is now the most usual way of saying it......it's straight to the point and not too formal and fussy.

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