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Greek girl

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Greek
Hi
I'd like to send an email in order to postpone a dinner that was scheduled. Is the sentence below correct?

As some of you are not available for the dinner, we are going to postpone it for next week. I will inform you for the date & time at due time.

Many thanks
C
 
  • Gwan

    Senior Member
    New Zealand, English
    ...postpone it until next week. I will inform you of the date and time in due course.

    Note, however, that this sounds very formal and/or quite brusque. Is this the effect you're going for?
     

    Greek girl

    Member
    Greek
    No, it is a welcome dinner between colleagues. I don't want to sound formal, even though the invitation is from the director of the department (I'm his assistant).
    thank you
     

    Gwan

    Senior Member
    New Zealand, English
    Okay, I would just change the second sentence then. Something like "I will let you know the new date and time as soon as possible" would be good.

    It's not that either 'inform you of' or 'in due course' are super super formal, just that in combination, in this context, they come across that way.
     
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