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"I'll come back to you soon?"

Hi,

A client asked something in an e-mail and we needed to some time to answer to that question.

My colleague replied, " I will come back to you shortly."

Is it ok to say "come back" in this case?


Cheers,


Aug 18, 2016 11:32 AM
Comments · 6

Emma,

Then, all fine. We are e-mailing with an European client.

Cheers

August 18, 2016
I'm British and would use that phrase :)
August 18, 2016
"I'll come back to you" sounds strange to me as well. I agree that "I'll get back to you" is a clear and natural phrase. You won't go wrong with that.
August 18, 2016

In Canada and the US we would usually say "I'll get back to you shortly".

"I'll come back to you shortly" may be a British expression.

August 18, 2016

Richard and Peachey,

I would use "get back" in this case, too (though I studied in UK for a while.)

My understanding of "come back" is more like "to physically move back to somewhere" so I don't think it fits in this case.

My colleague said, this is widely used in S.E. Asia and nobody thinks it strange...


Anyway, thanks Hermione, Richard and Peachey.

 

August 18, 2016
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