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    an update/any updates

    I sent a proposal by email to a customer one week ago, however I have not received his feedback.

    Are the following sentences correct?

    1. May I know there are any udates?
    2. May I know there is an update?

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    Re: an update/any updates

    I would say 'May I ask whether there is an update?', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: an update/any updates

    Or may I know if there is an update?

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    Re: an update/any updates

    Are you looking for feedback (as you said in your first sentence), an update (as you said in your question) or simply a response?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: an update/any updates

    1. Do you have an update for me?
    2. Do you have any updates for me?

    Are there any differences in the above sentences?

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    Re: an update/any updates

    It is a response that OP is waiting.
    You update the status of something that is constantly changing.
    You give feedback to questions or a survey.
    Your client is yet to reply or respond to you.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: an update/any updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1. Do you have an update for me?
    2. Do you have any updates for me?
    Are there any differences in the above sentences?
    I think you are expecting more than one update in 2, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: an update/any updates

    1. If we are expecting one piece ofinformation, use "Do you have an update for me?”

    2. If we are expecting several possible piecesof information, use "Do you have any updates for me?"

    Are the above expressions correct?


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    Re: an update/any updates

    I consider them correct, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: an update/any updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1. If we are expecting one piece of (space) information, use "Do you have an update for me?”

    2. If we are expecting several possible pieces (space) of information, use "Do you have any updates for me?"

    Are the above expressions correct?
    With the correct spacing between words, they are grammatically correct. However, bear in mind that an "update" would only be the appropriate word if the person has already given you some information and you are awaiting supplementary information. It's not a replacement for "information" or "a response".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Jul-2015 at 19:22. Reason: Corrected typo thanks to tzfujimino
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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