I want to say "Type additional comments if any", but I find the sentence to contain a redundancy at "if any." I, however, do not want to give an impression that you "have to" write additional comments. How about "Feel free to type comments if any"? or do you have any other suggestions?

If this post itself contains grammatical errors, please feel free to correct them!

  • At the very least, place a comma (,) after comments; this helps separate the if any from the main part of the sentence and helps it seem more optional. Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 5:05

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  1. Type additional comments if any

It makes sense since the you are trying to say

If you have any additional comments, type them.

This seems fine as phrase to instruct the reader. You might also want to say

Include additional comments, if any.

This seems like a typical line you might find in a application or survey.

  1. Feel free to type comments if any.

seems friendlier and less commanding than 1. 2. sounds more optional than 1. So it is up to you how you want to sound.

  • Thank you, Max. English connotation issue gets so tricky.
    – sawa
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 5:13
  • Yes, they do unfortunately. You are welcome to wait much longer before you accept an answer. This gives other users a chance to respond with different and possibly better answers. Anyway, good luck.
    – Em.
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 5:16
  • I personally would not use the verb "type". It feels unnatural and I think of the physical action of typing. It would be like saying "please walk to teacher's room."
    – Leo
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 5:27
  • @Leo Yeah, some what unnatural, but not too bad. Seems passable to me. I see no big problem with it. Also, there is no "please" involved. It would be "Walk to the teacher's room". Makes sense to me.
    – Em.
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 5:31

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