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I tried to contact you by telephone but unfortunately...????

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Vickyhere, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Vickyhere Senior Member

    Italian
    I would like to write an email where I say:

    "I tried to contact you by telephone but unfortunately without success."

    Is it correct? My doubt is "but", should I write:

    "I tried to contact you by telephone, unfortunately without success."

    ???
     
  2. liliput

    liliput Senior Member

    Spain
    U.K. English
    I think both sentences are absolutely fine, although I have a slight preference for the second one.
     
  3. nichec

    nichec Senior Member

    Chinese(Taiwan)/English(AE)
    Actually, you can just say "I tried to contact you by phone without success/in vain".
     
  4. Vickyhere Senior Member

    Italian
    Thank you Liliput!
     
  5. Vickyhere Senior Member

    Italian
    Thanks even to Nichec...!
     

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