Know your prepositions

Dear Mr. Schmidt

Thank you …………….. 1) your mail, dated 21.2.2017. We are very sorry …………….. 2) hear …………….. 3) the delay…………….. 4) processing our order. As you aware we work …………….. 5) extremely tight order processing deadlines and …………….. 6) a very competitive market. Any delays mean we might face severe repercussions.

Naturally, we understand that you will deal …………….. 7) our order …………….. 8) the utmost …………….. 9) urgency and look forward …………….. 10) taking delivery …………….. 11) the goods …………….. 12) 25.02.2017 …………….. 13) the latest.

Should you be unable to meet the above-mentioned deadline, we would greatly appreciate prior warning so that we can notify our clients …………….. 14) advance …………….. 15) pre-empt any complaints.

Thank you …………….. 16) your understanding.

Yours sincerely.

David Preston

Delay (Verzögerung), to process an order (eine Bestellung bearbeiten), severe (ernst), repercussions (Konsequenzen), utmost (höchste), urgency (Dringlichkeit), to appreciate (hier: dankbar sein), prior warning (Vorwarnung), to notify (jdm etw mitteilen), to pre-empt sth (etw vorausgreifen), complaint (Beschwerde)

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