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    "As a matter of fact"

    Dear teachers,

    I would like to ask that is it impolite for a subordinate to use " As a matter of fact" in an email to her supervisor?

    For example,
    The proposal to our client is almost complete. As a matter of fact that I decided to complete last night, it will be complete within today.

    Thank you!

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    Re: "As a matter of fact"

    It doesn't make sense in that sentence.

    However, "As a matter of fact" can sound rude.

    You could say "In fact, " or "As it happens" instead.

    Please get copies of the work site photos to John.
    As it happens, I just sent them to him this morning.
    Actually, I just sent them to him this morning.
    In fact, I sent them to him just this morning.
    Great minds think alike - I sent them to him just a few hours ago.

    (The latter if you have a friendly relationship with the person making the request.)
    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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