Drop by

you3

Senior Member
Japanese
Hi, all

I was reading a report and found some uncertain points in it. I called the person who wrote the report and asked questions. She explained to me but I couldn't understand her 100%. I thought It would be better for me to go to her desk and talk to her in person sometime today.

Do you mind me dropping by today about this?

Does it sound natural? I'm not sure "dropping by" is appropriate here.

She works in the same company but on a different floor to which I seldom go.

Thank you in advance
 
  • Hermione Golightly

    Senior Member
    British English
    'Drop by' does sound a little odd in this situation and so would 'come by'. I think I'd say 'come up' or 'come down' depending on the floor she's on.
    "Would you mind if I came down/up sometime today for a further chat about this?"
    "Do you mind if I come .... ?"
    (I think you could use 'look in', but I'm not sure.)
     

    you3

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    'Drop by' does sound a little odd in this situation and so would 'come by'. I think I'd say 'come up' or 'come down' depending on the floor she's on.
    "Would you mind if I came down/up sometime today for a further chat about this?"
    "Do you mind if I come .... ?"
    (I think you could use 'look in', but I'm not sure.)
    Thank you for the comment.
    Since she's on the lower floor, I'd say

    Do you mind if I come down sometime today for a further chat about this?

    :thumbsup:
     
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