Is “Is it ok for you” Formal? (Alternative ways to write “is it ok” in an email)

There are many ways to ask someone if something is acceptable or to ask for permission to do something.

“Is it ok for you” is quite informal in English.  If you want a formal version of “is it ok”, you could use “ would that be acceptable to you?”. If you are asking for permission, you could use “Would it be possible to….?”

Here is a list of similar phrases to “is it ok”

  • Is it ok for you?
  • Is that ok?
  • I hope this is ok?
  • Would that be ok? 
  • Does that work for you?

Alternative ways to write “is it ok” in a professional email

It is a little informal to use  “is it ok” in an email but it depends on the context. If you are usually informal with your coworkers and boss, then it is perfectly acceptable.

“Is it ok?” alternatives

You may be using “is it ok” to ask permission or to check if something is correct. 

To ask permission formal alternatives

Would it be possible to….

Would I be able to reschedule…?

Would it be okay if I…..

Could we…..?

To check something is correct alternatives

Does my work look acceptable to you?

Does the code look correct to you?

How to say “please let me know if this is ok with you” in a formal way

Here are some ways of saying “please let me know if this is ok with you” in a more formal way:

  • Request for Confirmation: “I would appreciate your confirmation on the aforementioned matter at your earliest convenience.”
  • Seeking Approval: “I would be grateful if you could confirm your agreement with the outlined proposal.”
  • Approval Inquiry: “May I kindly request your approval on the presented information?”
  • Confirmation Request: “I am seeking your approval on the matter discussed. Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.”
  • Request for Acknowledgment: “I kindly request your acknowledgment and approval of the above-mentioned matter.”
  • Approval Request: “I am writing to request your approval concerning the discussed proposal. Your prompt feedback would be greatly appreciated.”

Each of these suggestions maintains a formal tone while seeking confirmation or approval. You can choose the one that best fits the context of your communication.

Is “would that work for you?” formal?

“Would that work for you” is formal and a perfect expression to use if you are arranging a meeting. 

Let’s have a meeting tomorrow at 9 am. Would that work for you?

“Is that ok” formal alternative 

“Is that ok” is used in similar contexts to “is it ok” You can use the alternatives above if you are using “is that ok” to check if something is correct/acceptable.

Is “Would it be ok?” formal?

The phrase “would it be ok…? can be used in formal situations. We use use “would” for polite questions in English.

Would you like to go for dinner with me?

Would it be ok if I left work at 4 pm today? 

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