Have you been asked a question you don’t have an answer to yet? You might need to search to find the answer, so you say “I will get back to you” to let someone know you’re finding out more information.
However, is this the best way to say you’ll update someone later?
Don’t worry. This article will explore the best alternatives for what to say instead of “I will get back to you.”
Other Ways to Say “I Will Get Back to You”
- I will find out more
- Leave it with me
- I’ll ask around
- I’ll see what I can find out
- Let me find out more
- I’ll come back when I know more
- I’ll tell you if anything comes up
- Let’s see what I can learn
- I’m going to ask about this
- I will have your answer later
- Do what I can to learn more
- “I will get back to you” is a formal phrase showing you will return to someone once you have more information.
- You can also say “I will find out more” formally to help mix up your language in business emails.
- Try “leave it with me” if you’re looking for a more informal synonym.
These alternatives offer plenty of better ways to say “I will get back to you.” Keep reading to learn more about the best ones and how to use them!
We’ve also included a section at the end showing you whether it’s correct to say “I will get back to you.” You could skip to that section if you came here to learn more about the phrase itself.
I Will Find Out More (Formal)
“I will find out more” is a great formal way to say “I will get back to you.” It shows you need to find more information before you’re able to give an informed answer.
You should use this phrase when speaking to clients and trying to answer questions for them.
For example, a client might have asked when a product comes back in stock. However, you might not have the information handy. Therefore, you would say “I will find out more” to let them know you’ll get back to them when you have found out the information they need.
We encourage using “I will find out more” in business emails. It’s a direct alternative to “I will get back to you,” meaning they both work well in formal contexts.
Here are some examples to show you when it works:
Dear Ms. Adams,
I appreciate you taking the time to write this email. I will find out more about your questions and respond to you ASAP.
I will find out more about this to give you a clearer answer. It should take me a few hours.
All the best,
Leave It With Me (Informal)
“Leave it with me” is great if you want an informal synonym that allows you to remain polite. It might not be as effective in business contexts, but it’s still great in most conversational situations.
You should try “leave it with me” when a friend or colleague has asked you to find something out. It shows you’re on top of the situation and will try to find out whatever information you can.
It’s very polite, albeit not all that formal. Most people will be very appreciative if you can figure out the answer to the question when they leave it with you.
You shouldn’t use “leave it with me” in formal emails, though. “I will get back to you” is a much better and more professional alternative in written cases.
Check out these examples to give you a clearer idea:
Okay, David, leave it with me. I’ll see if there’s anything I can find out before getting back to you.
Leave it with me, mate. I’m sure I can find something that’s going to help us out.
Is It Correct to Say “I Will Get Back to You”?
“I will get back to you” is formal and correct. It shows you will return to someone once you have relevant information that answers their original questions.
You can use all kinds of variations of “I will get back to you” in formal writing. For instance:
- I will get back to you shortly
- I will get back to you as soon as I can
- We will get back to you as soon as possible
- I will get back to you as soon as possible upon my return
- I will get back to you as soon as I am back
As long as you show you will get back to someone as quickly as possible, the above variations work well. The sooner you can respond to the recipient with relevant information, the more they will be willing to trust you.
Feel free to bookmark this page if you ever need a refresher! You never know when you might need to say “I will get back to you” again.