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    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by yokone, Jun 6, 2011.

    Hi everybody;

    Would that be right if we write something like;

    Can we meet as soon as possible in a proper time for you?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    "Can we meet as soon as is possible for you?" would be a less awkward version of what you wrote there.

    But, then again, "Can we meet as soon as possible?" would be fine.
     
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    I ll send an email to my advisor so I am trying not to be rude? So "Can we meet as soon as possible?" comes to me a little bit rude. English is my second lang. So I dont know if it (can we meet ASAP?) is rude or not? Is it?
     
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    Try this: Can we meet at your earliest convenience?
     
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    That's great, thank you...
     
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    "...as soon as possible..." is not at all rude, it just signifies a sense of urgency. "At your earliest convenience" does the same thing, but with somewhat less urgency. "As soon as possible" makes "in a proper time for you" superfluous.
     
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    "Can we meet as soon as possible?" is a bit of a silly question, as worded. The answer will always be affirmative, even if it will never be possible. "Can we" implies possibility, not intention.

    "I would like to meet with you as soon as possible." This is a direct statement with no waffling.
     
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    also, it should be 'at' not 'in' and 'proper' makes no sense... you seem to mean 'convenient' which is something very different...
     
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    Definition of can (from define:can on Google):

    6. Used to ask someone to do something

    "Can I/we..." can be used in place of "May I/we..."
     
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    How about...

    Can we meet as soon as it is possible for you?
     
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    I need to speak to (with) you urgently. When can you make yourself available for a meeting? (When would you be available for a meeting?)
     
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    Thank you guys. It seems that there are lots of options.
     

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