If I were to say -'I would request you to forward the ....'. Is it considered impolite ?


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Kathryn Amis answered

Not impolite - no - just a little awkward!

If you want someone to forward something the simplest way and most natural way thing to say is...Please would you forward the.....

I would like you to forward the ...

A lot will depend if you're speaking or writing.  Usually people write more formally than they speak- so it is perfectly OK to say

Can you forward the ...

If you are writing formally you may say

Can I request that you forward the...

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