Messaging to cancel a plan

Messaging to cancel a plan

Learn how to write text messages to cancel plans.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Preparation

Reading text

Hey, I don't think I can make it tomorrow. I'm feeling really ill

Yesterday, 18:45

Oh no, poor you!

18:45

Have you been to the doctor?

18:46

No, I think it's just a cold

18:49

Well, get well soon

18:49

Shout if you need anything!

18:50

Thx, I will

18:50

Feeling any better?

Today, 9:03

A bit thanks but staying in bed today I think!

9:06

I can pop round on my way home if you need anything?

9:06

Actually, if you don't mind, pls can you get me some green tea?

9:07

No problem!

9:07

See you about 6 then

9:08

Thx so much!!

9:08

Get plenty of rest! Hope you feel better soon!

9:09

Tips

  1. You don't have to write complete sentences in text messages.
  2. You can use short forms, e.g. thx (thanks) and pls (please).
  3. To cancel a plan, say I don't think I can make it. Add the date (e.g. I don't think I can make it tomorrow) and/or to + the activity (e.g. I don't think I can make it to the party tomorrow).
  4. To show sympathy, say Poor you and Hope you feel better soon.
  5. Exclamation marks (!) sound positive and they are used a lot in text messages. Two exclamation marks (!!) shows you really, really mean it!

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Submitted by Trang Luu on Tue, 14/02/2023 - 04:48

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I cancelled the hotel booking room when my sister fell down last month. She's broken her bone. So I texted to the agent and we didn't have our holiday then.

Submitted by Rita25 on Mon, 19/09/2022 - 02:12

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Nice thing you asked! Just last week I was suppossed to attend a language class but I couldn't make it, I had a terrible cold and awful migraine, To make matter worse my pre schooler was at home all day since there was no school, had to look after her while I was sick. It was such a shame, I missed the class. Fortunately I got better just 2days after and was able to catch up with the missed lessons.

I don't think I can make it to class tomorrow.

*Oh! Poor you! Have you been to the doctor?

Nope, I think Its just a seasonal flu, I have runny stuffy nose and scratchy throat.

*Oooh! sorry to hear that! Pop me a mssg if you need anything!!

Actually, If you don't mind, could you get me an over the counter flu medicine.

* No problem, I'll pick up some meds and drop it off at your house on my way home. See you around 5 then

Thanks, You're a life saver!

* Get plenty of rest! Hope you feel better soon.

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Mon, 15/08/2022 - 10:12

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I cancelled the trip plan to the beach last 2 month ago. Actually one of my friends made this plan for saying good bye and get relaxing and refreshing for me. I love staying beach a lot so she arranged for us but I can't emphasis and I think I wasn't happy if I didn't get a new job first. That's why I said my friend to cancel our trip.

Submitted by Fzt_abidin on Tue, 14/06/2022 - 10:37

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I planned about a went to a stand-up show with my friends however, The other friends of mine planned another plan which is going to a restaurant and having dinner because of that ı had to cancel that comedy show plan.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Tue, 28/12/2021 - 13:26

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Yes, Recently I have cancelld a plan but I can't remember why !

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 19:18

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Last time I cancelled a plan three days'ago because of my teeth pain. My teeth get cavity and pain is very much. I was planning to going to dinner with friends but poor me I feel pain in my teeth 😢. In this time I'm treatment my teeth by a dentist.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Thu, 21/10/2021 - 11:35

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it is about 5 weeks ago when covid-19 flared up again. i cancelled a picnic with my friends, we are really sad but we have to bear it.

Submitted by Ehsan on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 06:29

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I think it was a few months ago. My cousin and I had a plan to go out but I cancelled it because I had to do another thing.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Thu, 22/04/2021 - 15:00

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1 Hello, what's up? 2 Hi, I am feeling really ill. 1 Poor you. Could I do something? I can buy something on my way to home? 2 If you don't mind could you buy some lemons and tea. 1 No problems. 2. Thx 1 Get plenty of sleep