Two questions:Please note that during the exam periods I may not reply as quickly, and / but your understanding would be appreciated.
1. Which conjugation should I use in this situation?
2. 'your understanding would be appreciated' - are there other ways to get the same message across? I sense a bit of awkwardness in this phrase, but I couldn't come up with better ones.
If you need more context, please let me know.
"and" is the one to use.
How about "your patience will be appreciated"?