question on 'revert'




I have finished drafting an email and towards the end I write the sentence "Please revert on this mail id". If I use 'revert' to mean 'reply' or 'respond' then as per me it's a wrong usage, because 'revert' means to 'fall back' or 'regress'. Is revert an apt word for 'reply' or 'respond'? Is it a proper diction?


Can you share a more proper, fashionable yet a non-cliched word for reply/ respond.



asked Jun 01 '14 at 01:17 Sober New member

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'Revert' is not the proper word in this context. 'Reply' or 'respond' are both perfectly acceptable to use, and neither would cause anyone to think you are using a cliche.  Cliches are seldom single words used properly.

link comment answered Jun 02 '14 at 11:36 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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