Is it correct to use "attached" when a file is included in a corporate Email?.

One of our customers has repeatedly requested us to send them some records and we would always respond in the Email stating "Kindly find the attached documents/records", but is this a valid use?

If not, what other verbs should I use to describe a file included with an email? What would native speakers say?

  • I've made your question a little bit more generic, in order to get better answers. We've had questions about files attached to emails before, and it would be nice to get a more generic answer that we can then point other learners to when they have a question about files included with emails.
    – Matt
    Sep 15, 2013 at 3:08
  • @Matt Hi Matt, Your edit is perfect. Expecting possible answers for the same
    – user3475
    Sep 15, 2013 at 3:40
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    note: attached is an adjective in this sentence, not a verb. Sep 15, 2013 at 14:10

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Yes, "attached" is perfectly valid English for describing files included in an email.

You can also refer to the things that were attached as "attachments". This means that the following sentence is valid: "The attachments were not attached.".

You can see examples of "attachment" and "attached" in the Wikipedia article Email attachment.

  • "Attachments to" emails are analogous to the increasingly old-fashioned "enclosures in" so-called "snail mail".
    – BobRodes
    Sep 15, 2013 at 19:46

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