Look into it - Alternatives


From time to time I receive emails (work-oriented) with offers or sorts of information, in which I can't address immediately, before examining the offer/options or consult a colleague, etc. In the meantime, I want to acknowledge the sender it will take me some time to address the issue. Usually, I chose to write:

I will look into it

Are there better alternatives?


Posted 2020-09-03T09:07:39.420

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1Investigate? Check? – Michael Harvey – 2020-09-03T09:20:05.733

2Look into it / attend to it / follow up / give it my attention are among the many possibilities. But you might add.....and come back to you as soon as possible. – Ronald Sole – 2020-09-03T09:34:22.423



Some of the answers in the comments would work well, but I would like to add to the list: see to it.

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Any of these four will do, but clearly I will see to it dwarfs the other options in terms of current popularity.

Micah Windsor

Posted 2020-09-03T09:07:39.420

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I’d be careful here. “I will see to it” implies agreement — you’re going to do whatever you have been asked to do. “I will look into it” is more non-committal, and leaves you with the option to decline after having looked into it. – Mike Scott – 2020-09-04T05:27:36.123

@MikeScott True, it would be more appropriate in certain situations than others. – Micah Windsor – 2020-09-04T18:38:54.290