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    How to say "we haven't contacted each other for a while"?

    Hi, I am writing an email to my previous professor. At the beginning, I want to say "it has been quite a while we haven't contacted each other". Is this a good sentence? Many thanks for any input.

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    Re: How to say "we haven't contacted each other for a while"?

    You should say, 'It has been quite a while that we haven't contacted each other.'

    You can also say:
    'We haven't contacted each other for quite a while.'
    'It has been quite a while since we last contacted each other.'

    "quite" is optional in the three sentences but if it has been more than a while, you can say 'quite a while'.
    Last edited by 2006; 22-May-2007 at 00:50.


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    Re: How to say "we haven't contacted each other for a while"?

    Hi 2006: thank you so much for the help. You have made it very clear. One more question: how about if I want to emphasize the meaning that the fault is on my side for not contacting the other person. Can I say "I apologize for not having contacted you for a while". Many thanks!

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    Re: How to say "we haven't contacted each other for a while"?

    You're welcome.
    Yes you can; it's a good sentence. However, you asked me a question, so your question to me should have a question mark at the end, not a period.

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    Re: How to say "we haven't contacted each other for a while"?

    More natural: It has been a while since we were last in touch.


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    Re: How to say "we haven't contacted each other for a while"?

    Yes, you're right. Thank you ;)

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