I would like to write an informal email:
Sorry for not throwing a farewell party
Is throwing the right word here?
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We can certainly speak of throwing a party, but we normally do so when there is actually to be a party. It strikes rather the wrong note when you’re apologising for there not having been one. It would be better to use a more neutral term, and write something like ‘I’m sorry I didn’t give a farewell party, but . . .’ and then give whatever excuse you’ve got.