formal e-mail: apology for sending a file late

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

  1. hmdkdl New Member


    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.

  2. natkretep

    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').
  3. hmdkdl New Member

    Thanks very much natkretep. What you said seems better.

Share This Page