Let's say John and I agreed that at April 6h he and I would have a work done. Thus, I would like to send him an e-mail saying something like this:

Hi John,

  1. the agreed date is approaching. Do you have any news for me?

  2. the agreed date is coming. Do you have any news for me?

  3. we are quickly reaching the agreed date. Do you have any news for me?

How could I express this and sound like an American native speaker?


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I'd rewrite it as the following. I partly agree with @Josh, except I would change his version to "As the deadline is drawing near, I was wondering if you have any news for me" (as opposed to "deadline date", which in my opinion is a bit redundant).

As the agreed-upon date/deadline is quickly/rapidly approaching, I was wondering if you have any news/updates for me.

Note that in the above sentence, it's your choice whether you use "quickly" or "rapidly", "date" or "deadline", or "news" or "updates". I just thought I'd give you some more options to work with.

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