Sometimes, my supervisor writes emails to ask whether we can cancel or reschedule our meetings, or request me other things. The way he writes emails is very polite. And I usually reply him by:

  • Yes, sure!
  • Yes, it's fine!

I wonder if these responses are considered polite?

How do I politely (but not really formally) respond to my Professors' requests?

Thank you very much!

  • 2
    I think it would be interesting to have to write a response that politely disagrees.
    – Mitch
    Jul 9, 2015 at 11:50
  • 1
    Yes that's fine
    – Calchas
    Jul 9, 2015 at 12:27

4 Answers 4


I would recommend "That works for me." or "That sounds good."

I would say both of these are one "politeness-level" higher than the two phrases you mentioned. It's fine to use exclamation marks instead of periods here, too.

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    Jul 9, 2015 at 10:09
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    – Jase
    Jul 9, 2015 at 13:47

I would suggest: "Thank you, I'm happy to rearrange."

Or, "Thank you, when's best for you?"

Or, "Not a problem, can we reconvene soon?"


Thank you for your email - I'm happy to reschedule as you suggest.


I like the simple, direct, but happy-sounding examples you use. As a professor, I am satisfied when students send replies such as those you have cited.

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