英文メールの書き方:返信が遅れたことをお詫びする

こんなシチュエーション、お仕事でありませんか?

同僚からメールをもらっていたのに、他の業務に気を取られて返信を忘れてしまった。返信するはずだった期限を過ぎてしまったので、お詫びしたい。

 

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こちらの動画では、伝えるべきメッセージとニュアンスを書き手が考えているところから、以下の内容のメールを実際に英語で書く様子までをご覧いただけます。

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アーサーさん、

返信が遅れてしまい申し訳ありません。先週メールを開封した後急な仕事が入り、気を取られてしまい返信を忘れてしまいました。大変失礼しました。

遅くなってしまいましたが、はい、ぜひ参加させていただきたいです。私の分の席をとっておいてくださり、ありがとうございます。

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今後の仕事での英語メールの参考になれば幸いです。

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Hello everyone! Welcome to E-mail Picks.
Did you hear about the typhoon in the

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Philippines?
I heard the damages were severe where

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some of my colleagues live and someone
told us that their neighborhood was

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covered in mud and there were deaths.
So last week, I got an e-mail from one of my

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colleagues, Arthur, and he was inviting me
to a training session that he was gonna

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hold. So I was reading this e-mail and I
was going to reply that I would like to

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join, but then my colleagues around me
started talking about the typhoon in the

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Philippines and I couldn't help but
think about it... a lot. And then, somebody

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else from another department came and
asked me for advice on some problem and

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that made me think about it a lot too.
So I completely forgot to reply to

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Arthur. So this morning, Arthur e-mailed me
again, saying that he hadn't gotten a

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reply, and then I realized I had
forgotten all about it, but he was a

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really nice guy and he wasn't angry.
He even told me that he had saved the seat

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for me, just in case I still wanted to
join. So today, I'm writing an e-mail to

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apologize for not replying and also to
thank Arthur for being very generous.

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So here goes:
Hello Arthur, I'm sorry I didn't get back

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sooner. To be honest, I had opened your
e-mail last week, but something came up at

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work and my mind got preoccupied and
forgot to reply. I'm so sorry.

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I know it's already late to reply, but
yes, I would very much like to join.

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Thank you for being so generous and
keeping a spot for me.

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Kyota. Okay, so in my first paragraph,
I'm telling Arthur why I hadn't replied

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honestly. I wrote sorry twice because I
am that sorry.

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"Something came up" means something
serious happened. When you write this

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usually people won't ask you for details.
"Preoccupied" means you are too focused on

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something that you can't do or think
about anything else. Then the next

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paragraph is my message of appreciation.
Nothing special here, I'm just thanking

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Arthur for being kind and thoughtful.
So there you go, an e-mail to explain why you

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couldn't get back sooner.
I'm gonna stop by Arthur's

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desk after this and apologize, and say
thanks directly. So anyway, that's it for

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today, thank you for watching and I'll
see you next week.

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