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Using "P.S." decreases your signal-to-noise ratio and degrades your ability to communicate clearly.

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❶By the way, Post Scriptum can also contain important information, the real feature is that you wrote it after you finished the letter, because you forgot to write it in the main body November 26, 7:

As such, PS should never be used in an email.

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As FumbleFingers already noted, the post scriptum should appear after the main body of the text, perhaps even after the signature. With that said, I do agree with FumbleFingers that the construct likely has no place in E-mail. I would like to additionally point out that there is another use for P. I have often seen P. While I think that might be a legitimate use in other forms of correspondence, it is generally considered bad netiquette when used in E-mail.

Although the rule was not written in the original RFC , it is generally considered bad form to change the topic of an E-mail thread; topics should be changed by sending a separate E-mail, thus starting a new thread. With that said, in rare cases I think the P. I didn't have permissions to add this information to your online document and therefore I have created a separate document.

The main topic of the email is how to build the wall and how to get funding. Why it's not added to the online doc is trivial and most recipients of the email would not care. Therefore, I don't think it needs to be in the main body of the email. As previously stated PS was used in pen and ink letters when the writer forgot to include something in the body of the letter - the only option was to try and squeeze it in in between lines or else rewrite the whole thing.

It is so easy to just add anything ommitted to an appropriate part of the main body of the email. Only the sender will know it wasn't included in the first draft. Be aware if using PS as the receiving person may not see the PS as the email when open may only fit up to the signature at the bottom of the screen - the reader may not in this case get any inclination that they need to scroll further down because something which the sender may feel is crucial was ommitted from the body of the email.

This recently happened to me and the PS was a crucial piece of information which I completely missed casuing the sender to get upset and annoyed as they felt that I deliberately chose to ignore it. Alternatively as a part-time cynic I may say that maybe the sender deliberately added it as a PS so that I wouldn't pick it up. If your intention was to find out if someone still enjoyed making clothes, then your first sentence should have been:. If it wasn't the most pressing issue in the email, than it should have been tied closely to the sentence that was.

S could be used when you are trying to convey something which is not appropriate to the subject mentioned and still needed to be included to the same mail. PS stands for "Please see" in the e-mails, to highlight something important. There is no need of Post script in the e-mails. Post script is outdated technique which was used in earlier days when there were no e-mails.

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Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Questions Tags Users Badges Unanswered. Secespitus 6, 2 30 Uhm, maybe I'm wrong, but to me this question looks more related to "how to write an e-mail" rather than something strictly related to English What about French, Spanish, Italian, German? If I copied and pasted this question in any of those SE sites pretending some of them already exist , the question would "fit" Unless you're asking for something specifically about English usage of P.

I don't get the votes to close. The proper usage is a reasonable thing to ask about, even if it's not easy to arrive at a concensus. It's also kind of a dupe of an existing question - it got a flag for that - with a slightly different spin. For example, I'm starting my new job on Monday. Do you still like making clothes?

Jez 3 7. I know it's only an example, but if I got an email from someone I didn't know well enough to already know what their new job was going to be, that particular P. I'd assume [s]he was sounding me out to work on making up the clothes [s]he was going to be designing! To be exact, Post Scriptum means "after what has been written" By the way, Post Scriptum can also contain important information, the real feature is that you wrote it after you finished the letter, because you forgot to write it in the main body And here I kind of agree with FumbleFingers, in "formal" e-mails, it might sound weird Maybe if they are informal, it can be ignored.

Personally I think P. FumbleFingers 4 9. So should books written on computers, typewriter or with pen never have footnotes, or does it mean the author was too lazy to go back and edit the main body?

I know PS and footnotes are not quite the same thing, but I think they could be used in similar ways. Footnotes are quite common in the kind of 'pop science' books I often read, but to be honest I don't really like them that much. I'm never sure when to break off from the main thread, so sometimes I never actually read them at all. I think it is certainly appropriate as a stylistic element in emails as well.

Although the technical necessity of a post scriptum addition may be obsolete, placing something in a "P. Sometimes I use P. But what I'm going to say in the P. That's the kind of sentence that you should probably be sending another email just to say that. But being a short sentence, it's not worth a hassle.

See a lot of trends for migration of inconvenient grammar practices. What is a third P. I was taught P. WAY before the internet. People just seem to be lazy. Your email address will not be published.

Jacob July 4, 2: David Clark May 9, 2: I see then instead of than several times a day. See what I did there? With the split infinitive? Joe June 17, 6: Joe June 17, 7: Carolina January 26, 6: Carolina, please resist getting used to it for as long as possible, preferably forever. Evolution of a language is a good thing, devolution is not.

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Aug 23,  · A postscript (from post scriptum, a Latin expression meaning "after writing" and abbreviated PS) is a sentence, paragraph, or occasionally many paragraphs added, often hastily and incidentally, after the signature of a letter or (sometimes) the main body of an essay or book. From a marketing perspective -- I know marketing is evil -- PS'es tend to get at least glanced at if not read before anything else. So from that perspective they are a powerful writing (persuasion) "tool".

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Your PS is the second most read part of your written messages behind your headline. Disorganized writing inhibits understanding, and without The Four “P” Approach: A Persuasive Writing Structure That Works. written by Brian Clark. posted on October 29 proof, and push in place of the four elements of attention, interest, desire, and action. The 4 Ps provide more expansive elements than AIDA, which is why it’s a.