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    Reply or Replied

    Hi Teacher,

    My friend sent me an email last week ago. I want to reply his email now. The question can i write :-

    1) Sorry for late reply.

    2) Sorry for late replied.


    I know reply is present tense and replied is past tense.
    Should i use past tense in my mail?please assist, thank you very much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tras View Post
    Hi Teacher,

    My friend sent me an email last week ago. I want to reply his email now. The question is can I write :-

    1) Sorry for late reply.

    2) Sorry for late replied.


    I know reply is present tense and replied is past tense.
    Should I use past tense in my mail? Please assist, thank you very much.
    Either:

    Sorry for my late reply
    Sorry for not replying sooner

    #2 is totally incorrect.

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