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    Rearticulation

    Hi,

    Are there any mistakes in the following line?

    Sorry, I have to postpone today's class until tomorrrow for personal reasons.

    Some Questions for the Sake of Rephrasing

    Q1. Can I use "to" instead of "until"?

    Q2. Can I say "put off" instead of "postpone"?

    Q3. Are there some other ways of saying the same?

    One Question for the Sake of Betterment

    Q. Should "for personal reason" be at the end or should it be before "I have to..." (i.e. Sorry, for personal reasons, I have to... )?

    Thank you in anticipation. I eagerly await your replies.


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    Re: Rearticulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Nutty View Post
    Hi,

    Are there any mistakes in the following line?

    Sorry, I have to postpone today's class until tomorrrow for personal reasons.

    Some Questions for the Sake of Rephrasing

    Q1. Can I use "to" instead of "until"? You can, but it then has the awkward "to tomorrow".

    Q2. Can I say "put off" instead of "postpone"? You can.

    Q3. Are there some other ways of saying the same?

    One Question for the Sake of Betterment

    Q. Should "for personal reason" be at the end or should it be before "I have to..." (i.e. Sorry, for personal reasons, I have to... )?

    Thank you in anticipation. I eagerly await your replies.
    How formal do you have to be?

    I regret that for personal reasons the class is postponed until tomorrow. I apologise for any inconvenience.

    Sorry, I have to put off the class today for personal reasons. It will now take place tomorrow [at time/place]

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    Re: Rearticulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    How formal do you have to be?

    I regret that for personal reasons the class is postponed until tomorrow. I apologise for any inconvenience.

    Sorry, I have to put off the class today for personal reasons. It will now take place tomorrow [at time/place]

    Thanks for such nice suggestions. I think they both are formal. Can I please have some informal versions also?


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    Hmm - I regard the second one as pretty informal.

    However, really informal for use as text message:

    Have something come up. Will not be holding class today. Class will be held tomorrow.

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    Re: Rearticulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Have something come up. Will not be holding class today. Class will be held tomorrow.
    Hahaha! Way to go, Anglika!

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    Re: Rearticulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Hmm - I regard the second one as pretty informal.

    However, really informal for use as text message:

    Have something come up. Will not be holding class today. Class will be held tomorrow.
    Wow, great! Similarly, can I also say "Have something come up. Will not be able to come today either. But will come tomorrow."?


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    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Yes
    Thanks so much, and what about "...Have something come up. Will not be able to come today either. Will now come tomorrow."?

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    Sorry for asking you to come back to the same post again and again. I just forgot to ask it. I hope you will forgive your student.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Nutty View Post
    Thanks so much, and what about "...Something has come up. Will not be able to come today either. Will now come tomorrow."?

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    Sorry for asking you to come back to the same post again and again. I just forgot to ask it. I hope you will forgive your student.
    I think you need to change the first sentence, but the others are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I think you need to change the first sentence, but the others are fine.
    Okay, but previously you said "Have something come up". Should it be changed in all the sentences suggested so far, or just in the "Will now" one?

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