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I am a non-native English speaker. I want to apply for an annual leave to handle my personal [errand/issue/matter]. In my email, which word is more suitable? I've searched that "matter" might be the right word. But I still can see others using "errand". Can somebody tell me when to use errand other than else?

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Actually, "issue" and "matter" are referring to something similar to a problem that needs to be taken care of, while "errand" is something that needs to be carried out and does not connote "problem" .

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  • And "errand" implies an activity (at least figuratively physical), while the others do not.
    – Hot Licks
    Jul 27 '18 at 11:29

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