Re: How to push a superior to approve a request
Is it a personal request? Like, time off to go to a family event? Or a work-related request, something that will help a client? Or something that will make you work more efficiently? You can always just forward the original e-mail to him and ask if he has any questions or needs any additional information to make a decision, but it might help if you added explanatory information about its urgency yourself. You could also pick up the phone, you know!
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.