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    Default just to update, just an update

    I have something to update to another person by email.

    Which of the following is correct? Or any better suggestions? Thanks in advance.

    A)

    Hello,

    Just to update you, I have done the work yesterday already.

    B)

    Hello,

    Just an update, I have done the work yesterday already.

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    Default Re: just to update, just an update

    I am not a Teacher . I shall give it a try

    Just an update for you , I had done my Homework on yesterday .

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    Default Re: just to update, just an update

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I have something to update to another person by email.

    Which of the following is correct? Or any better suggestions? Thanks in advance.

    A)

    Hello,

    Just to update you, I have done the work yesterday already.

    B)

    Hello,

    Just an update, I have done the work yesterday already.
    "Just to update you, I did the work yesterday".

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    Default Re: just to update, just an update

    Or

    Just a quick update: I [etc.]
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: just to update, just an update

    Quote Originally Posted by ioni999 View Post
    I am not a Teacher . I shall give it a try

    Just an update for you , I had done my Homework on yesterday .
    ioni, I apprecate your attempt to help, but there are many errors in your suggestion.

    1. Don't leave a space BEFORE the punctuation mark. Leave it AFTER.
    2. The comma was not the right punctuation mark. The first is not a dependent clause; it's a fragment.
    3. You used the past perfect, which wasn't necessary.
    4. You changed "work" to "homework" but there is no reason to assume it was homework.
    5. You capitlized "homework," which is a common noun.
    6. You used a preposition before "yesterday" and none should be there.

    Keeping as close to your attemp as I can:
    Just an update for you -- [you can use a dash or a colon] I did the work yesterday.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: just to update, just an update

    Should it not be I did the work yesterday or I have done the work already?
    Present perfect and yesterday don't usually go together.

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    Default Re: just to update, just an update

    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    Should it not be I did the work yesterday or I have done the work already?
    Present perfect and yesterday don't usually go together.
    You will notice that none of the natives/teachers said that the present perfect and yesterday went together. The only person who attempted to suggest that was a non-native, non-teacher.

    Just a quick update, I did the work yesterday.
    Just to let you know, I did the work yesterday.
    Just to update you, I did the work yesterday.

    Just a quick update, I have already done the work.
    etc etc

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    Default Re: just to update, just an update

    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    Should it not be I did the work yesterday or I have done the work already?
    Present perfect and yesterday don't usually go together.
    It will make the posts easier to read if you identify in some way the words or phrases you are talking about:

    Should it not be I did the work yesterday or I have done the work already?
    Present perfect and yesterday don't usually go together.

    Should it not be "I did the work yesterday" or "I have done the work already"?
    Present perfect and "yesterday" don't usually go together.

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    Default Re: just to update, just an update

    [QUOTE=Barb_D;826206]ioni,


    2. The comma was not the right punctuation mark. The first is not a dependent clause; it's a fragment.


    Would you please explain fragment and dependent clause ?

    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: just to update, just an update

    Quote Originally Posted by juveq8 View Post


    2. The comma was not the right punctuation mark. The first is not a dependent clause; it's a fragment.


    Would you please explain fragment and dependent clause ?

    thanks in advance
    "Fragment" simply means it's not a full, proper sentence or clause.
    "Dependent clause" has its usual meaning in grammar.

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