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