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I want to know if the following lines are grammatically correct. In particular, I want to know if this use of fell is correct.

Dear XXXX:
Would you tell me what is the result please?
If my question violates your foundation's privacy, fell free to not answering it and I am so sorry for that.
Thank you very much.
Yours' Sincerely,

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As for the main question, fell is the past tense of fall, or the present tense of the verb that means:

  • to cut down a tree
  • to make somebody fall to the ground

Since the next word is free, I take you meant "feel free."

As for other things that should be corrected:

  • "Yours Sincerely" should be "Yours sincerely" (in British English) or "Sincerely yours" (in American English)
  • "Fell free to not answering it and I am so sorry for that." should be "feel free not to answer it. I am sorry for that."
  • "Would you tell me what is the result please?" should be "Would you tell me what the result is, please?"
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    As for Your sincerely or Sincerely yours, I probably couldn't tell you which was British and which was American, so either one could be used. Yours sincerely might sound more novel to this American ear, but it wouldn't throw me off. – J.R. Apr 6 '13 at 19:52
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  1. Fell is a typo - it must be feel.
  2. For the first sentence to be grammatical, we need:

    • Would you tell me what the result is, please?
  3. To sound natural, the sentences may be altered to:

    Dear XXXX:
    Can/Could you please/kindly tell me what the result is? If my question violates your foundation's privacy, feel free to refrain from answering it and I am so sorry for asking.

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    +1, Sultan, especially for the excellent rewording you made in order to have a more natural phrasing. – user114 Apr 6 '13 at 18:03

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