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Hi all,

could you please help in correcting this email.
Thank you!

Hi Xxx,



Manager has asked me to finish the documentation for project by close of business today and hence I won’t be able to attend the 2 PM meeting today. Is it ok if I call you tomorrow morning to get meeting updates?


Thanks,
LL
 

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You need some definite articles and a couple of commas.
 

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Hi all,

Would you help me correct this email?

Hi Xxx,


My manager has asked me to finish the documentation for project by close of business today, so I won’t be able to attend the 2 PM meeting today. Is it OK if I call you tomorrow morning to get meeting updates?

Thanks,
LL

It still needs some articles.
 
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Tdol

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the project
 

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I think by "close of business" is too formal and not natural.
How about "before office finishes"?
 

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How about "before office finishes"?
That isn't.

What's wrong with "before office finishes"?
 

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"Before office finishes" is quite unnatural.
 

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How else do you say it other than "before close of business"? Is this the usual way natives say it?

How about:
before office ends/closes, before the end of office hours?
 

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How else do you say it other than "before close of business"? Is this the usual way natives say it?

How about:
before office ends/closes :cross:
before the end of office hours :tick:

"By close of business" is the standard phrase in BrE.
 
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