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    #1

    A more formal way of writing 'I needed to wait for'

    Hi

    Can someone please suggest a more formal way of writing the below (written in italics):

    "Unfortunately, the partners have been away from the practice on holiday and I needed to wait for their return before getting back to you..."

    Many thanks

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    Re: A more formal way of writing 'I needed to wait for'

    I think what you have is sufficiently formal.

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    #3

    Re: A more formal way of writing 'I needed to wait for'

    Unfortunately, the partners have been away on holiday from the practice on holiday and I needed to wait for their return before getting back to you.

    This would be better I think.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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