formal e-mail: apology for sending a file late

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
 
  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    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').
     

    hmdkdl

    New Member
    persian
    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').
    Thanks very much natkretep. What you said seems better.
     
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