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I'm drafting a mail to my team informing them that I'm taking leave on some day and that I want to know if this will create problems or friction in working.

I used

I’ll will be taking leave on June 18th (wednesday), please let me know if this might cause any inconvenience to business operations.

I'm not sure if this is correct, as the word 'might' seems out of order. I replaced it with could, will, and can, but I'm still not sure which to choose.

  • I'd go with would or will in there instead. – kolossus Jun 12 '14 at 7:33
  • Also, start out with "I will" instead of "I'll will." – pacoverflow Jun 15 '14 at 3:25
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    Either I'll or I will, but not both, since "I'll" is a contraction of "I will". – Barmar Jun 15 '14 at 3:34
  • Also, are you leaving temporaily (as for a vacation) or permanently? I think "take leave" denotes a long time. If you're just going on holiday, say "I'll be leaving for vacation on June 18". Finally, Americans usually say "June 18", not "June 18th". – Barmar Jun 15 '14 at 3:37
  • @Barmar thanks, I thought vacation indicated long times while leave is used for short period – Shiva Jun 16 '14 at 10:27
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I think a more assertive and professional tone would be:

I will be out of office on June 18th ( Wednesday). Please let me know if it causes any inconvenience to business operations. If such is the case, I can plan a different date.

Or if you need that leave urgently and can not alter it under any circumstances, then do not leave the matter open for discussion. It should be something like this:

I will be out of office on June 18th ( Wednesday). For urgent matters you can get in touch with me at (your mobile number).

  • Well OOO is simple it never occured to me thanks :) – Shiva Jul 23 '14 at 6:51

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