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    Unable to attend or cannot attend

    Hi

    I'm unsure which to pick between 'unable to' and 'cannot' so would appreciate it if someone could help.

    'Please call XXX on XXX if you are unable to attend the appointment' or 'Please call XXX on XXX if you cannot attend the appointment'.

    Which is preferred?

    Many thanks

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    Re: Unable to attend or cannot attend

    I think "unable to attend" is more common and sounds more courteous.
    I am not a teacher.

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