Can someone help me out in following scenario,

"I placed my Identity card in home , so i got an temporary card from reception"

How do i inform this to my manager through mail? Any suggestions ?

  • Do you want to tell your manager that you only have a temporary card (from the reception desk)? Mar 28, 2014 at 5:29
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    "I forgot my ID. I'm using a temporary card today that I got from reception." Mar 28, 2014 at 5:44
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    Jolenealaska's example is good. I might rephrase your sentence as "I left my I.D. Card at home. I only have a temporary card now." (I'm guessing that you want to tell your manager that you are unable to do something at the moment, and might need his or her help.) Mar 28, 2014 at 5:58
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    Though something like "My apologies." is possible, I personally would use something like "I'm really sorry." or "I'm really sorry that it happened." or "I'm really sorry for my mistake." The choice is really up to you. Mar 28, 2014 at 6:09
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about learning the English language. Try The Workplace. Mar 28, 2014 at 10:18

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I'd like to suggest keeping the mail simple, and express your thoughts as direct as possible. The trick of an apology letter is not writing skill, but it's about honesty and being able to recognize your own mistakes. For example,

Subject: I'm sorry I forgot my ID card

I forgot to bring my ID card today. I'm using a temporary card I got from the reception (desk). I'm really sorry that it happened. (I'll do my best to not to let it happen again.)

Your sincerely,
San Krish

NOTE: You can choose to include or not include the parts in the parentheses. For one thing, I'm not sure if your reception can be called the reception desk. Also, if you think "I'll do my best to not to let it happen again," is a little too much, you can omit it.

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