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    Today is 16 January. If I politely remind a customer that payment is due on 10 January, is the following sentence natural? Please note that I don't want to use the wording of overdue.

    Please note that the attached invoice is due for payment.

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    I don't know why you don't want to use the word overdue.

    'Please note that the attached invoice was due for payment six days ago.'

    It's still polite but adds a note of tetchiness (annoyance at having to wait for your money).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I don't know why you don't want to use the word overdue.

    'Please note that the attached invoice was due for payment six days ago.'
    Thanks Rover. As this is a friendly reminder, overdue might be sensible. Which of the following sentences is natural?

    1. Please note that the attached invoice is due on 10 January.
    2. Please note that the attached invoice was due on 10 January.

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    As it's the 16th now, use #2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Today is 16 January. If I politely remind a customer that payment is was due on 10 January, is the following sentence natural? Please note that I don't want to use the wording of word "overdue".

    Please note that the attached invoice is due for payment.
    Note my corrections above.

    Please note that the attached invoice was due on January 10th. Please arrange payment immediately.


    I don't understand why you don't want to use "overdue". It's the perfect way to start the message.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: is due

    If I use overdue in the said sentence, should I say "Please note the attached invoice is overdue"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    If I use overdue in the said sentence, should I say "Please note the attached invoice is overdue"?
    Yes, that's fine.
    I am not a teacher.

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