formal e-mail: apology for sending a file late

Discussion in 'English Only' started by hmdkdl, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. hmdkdl New Member

    persian
    Hello,

    I am writing a formal email to my thesis supervisor and here is what I have written:

    "Dear Professor ...
    I have typed the first 30 pages of my thesis and I will sent it to you till Saturday. I will send the rest as soon as I am done with them. My apologies for the delay.

    Yours sincerely"

    I was supposed to send the whole thesis earlier. Now I wanted to know if the apology sentence is appropriate and if it is not what is the better choice.


    thanks
     
  2. natkretep

    natkretep Moderato con anima (English Only)

    Singapore
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Welcome to the Forum, hmdkdl! :)

    I think 'My apologies for the delay' is fine in the context that you mentioned. The sentence is formulaic and is therefore a conventional apology; you could also choose to use something less formulaic to express stronger regret (eg​ 'I apologise for not completing the thesis as promised').
     
  3. hmdkdl New Member

    persian
    Thanks very much natkretep. What you said seems better.
     

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