How to say that there is an attachment in the mail??

Please find the attached document


Please find attached the document

I have seen these both are being used in different places. Which is grammatically correct? What is the correct way to say this?


"Please find the attached document" sounds like the better of the two options to me, although I think the 2nd is technically grammatically okay, it just sounds awful.

I also have a bit of a problem with the word "find", because it implies you need to look for something. In the case of something attached to an email you don't need to find it, you know exactly where it is.

In the end, I would personally use the phrase

Please see the attached document.

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    Or "Please refer to the attached document." – user3169 May 10 '16 at 16:52
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    To find is broadly used when you attach something to your e-mail as it is attached and you have to find it to open it. It is an idiomatic expression. It doesn't mean you have to look for something. – user24743 May 10 '16 at 19:24

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