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    Accumulate

    Hello,

    My question is regarding the usage of accumulate.I know the normal use but is the following sentence is correct?

    Our production weeks are booked till september but if there is any opening I will try to accumulate your order during August.

    What I want to say is if I could I will try to produce the customers order in August.

    Thank you in Advance.

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    Re: Accumulate

    not a teacher

    No, "accumulate" doesn't work in this context.

    You could just say: "I will process your order in August".

    If the process does require the bringing together of various elements or parts, then you could say:

    I will make up your order in August.
    I will put together your order in August.

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    #3

    Re: Accumulate

    How about: I will try to slot in your order in August?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Accumulate

    not a teacher

    How about: I will try to slot in your order in August?

    It's possible, although it sounds more natural to me with "for August". For me, "to slot in" suggests that it will be put in the queue of orders for August. If I were the customer "I will try to slot in your order…" would not give me much confidence that the order was going to be processed during August.

    Edit. Looking at this again, I'm not sure that my distinction between "in" and "for" August is very useful. Either way, I think the customer would feel as I've suggested.
    Last edited by JMurray; 27-Jul-2016 at 09:03.

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