We say “I will do that”, when we wish to convey our intentions to complete a request, task, etc. However, this is not considered to be a very formal way of replying to someone. This article will take an in-depth look at various alternative phrases we can use.
What Can I Say Instead Of “I Will Do That”?
There are quite a few different options we can use as a proper substitution. This article will take an in-depth look at the following:
- I am determined to accomplish that
- I will endeavour to do that
- Consider it done
- That will be done immediately
- I would be delighted to
- I shall do that
- The goal will be achieved forthwith
- I acquiesce
- I have every intention of doing that
- I see no barrier in accomplishing that
The preferred version is “I am determined to accomplish that”. This is because this alternative would be deemed more appropriate and courteous in a professional setting. We are still conveying the importance of accomplishing said request while ensuring a proper reply.
I Am Determined To Accomplish That
We can say “I am determined to accomplish that” when we are personally tasked with the completion of an assignment, job, etc. When we use “determined” we are conveying a strong and confirmed desire to complete the request, while remaining professional in tone.
When we use the word “accomplish”, we are suggesting we will achieve or complete the task successfully. This instils a level of reliability in our work ethic.
When we wish to speak formally or professionally, it is always important to speak clearly and properly illustrate our intentions.
Here are some examples of how to use this phrase:
- Yes, I received your email and I am determined to accomplish that job for you.
- I am determined to accomplish that task, do you mind assisting me?
- I am determined to accomplish that form in its entirety by the end of the day.
I Will Endeavour To Do That
“I will endeavour to do that”, showcases our hardworking nature and our ability to complete a request. This is a formal response, that would be considered quite polite. It is important to remember to remain timely when agreeing to complete a task for someone.
Using the word “endeavour”, we are adding a level of formality to our response. We are also implying that we are going to try hard to do or achieve something.
When we agree to complete a task, we must do our best to remain prompt, completing within the settled upon timeframe.
Some ways in which we can use this phrase in a sentence are:
- I will endeavour to do that for you.
- I will endeavour to do that filing, completing it by the day’s end.
- Thank you for putting your trust in me. I will endeavour to do that work immediately.
Consider It Done
We can use “consider it done” when we wish to convey that we will complete a job punctually. When we say this, we are implying that the requested needn’t worry over our work ethic. We say this to come across as reliable.
Saying this phrase, we are showcasing that we will gladly do whatever it is as have been tasked with. This saying also implies a level of timeliness, noting that we consider this to be an urgent task.
This phrase once again draws on the need to have completion accomplished quickly, as we’ve stated someone should already consider it that way.
Here are a few examples of how we can properly use this:
- Yes, I’ll start immediately – consider it done!
- I’ll have the report submitted as soon as possible. You can consider it done.
- Thank you for trusting me with this and you can consider it done!
That Will Be Done Immediately
“Thay will be done immediately” is another excellent alternative that we can utilize. This statement implies an incredibly fast completion of work or requests. We are again, attempting to showcase both our hardworking skills and our trustworthiness. This is would be considered an appropriately formal response.
When we use the word “immediately”, we are stating that a task will be accomplished at once or with great haste. Therefore, we should only use this word if the work is deliverable in that timeframe.
We use statements like this to prove our abilities or reliability as a worker, managers, etc.
Here are a few examples to help showcase how we can use this phrase:
- Yes, sir. That will be done immediately.
- That will be done immediately and you can expect the report on your desk within the hour.
- That will be done immediately and the situation will be resolved.
I Would Be Delighted To
“I would be delighted to” is a very kind way of accepting a request from someone. We generally use this reply when we are accepting an invitation. However, it can be considered a politely formal response to an inquiry for assistance or completion of an assigned job.
When we say we are “delighted”, we want to show a great amount of pleasure. This makes it a compelling response to any given task, as we seem interested in it.
We also use this to highlight our willingness to help in any given situation.
Some ways we can use this statement are:
- I would be delighted to assist you with that.
- I would be delighted to finish that task. Thank you for relying on me to do it.
- I would be delighted to partake in a meeting with the CEO.
I Shall Do That
“I shall do that” is another formal way we can agree to a request. This is also considered a highly professional response, making it appropriate for a workplace setting. We are confirming that we will indeed do the task, assignment, etc.
When we use the word “shall”, we are expressing a strong intention or assertion. This means that we are confirming our commitment to the completion of the request.
“Shall” is also seen as conveying the future tense. Meaning, we will complete the task promptly from when we were originally asked to.
If you’re uncertain of how to use this phrase, here are a few examples:
- I shall do that immediately after our conversation.
- I shall do that now, thank you for your advice.
- Yes, it’s understood what must be done and I shall do that promptly.
The Goal Will Be Achieved Forthwith
“The goal will be achieved forthwith” is another incredibly formal statement we can use in a professional or another necessary setting. We are expressing that we do intend to accomplish the common goal or requested task. While formal, it’s also a very straightforward statement.
The word “forthwith” means to do something without delay or immediately. This makes it an applicable term when we intend on finishing a request with urgency.
When we receive a task with an associated goal, it’s important to bear in mind if this is someone’s personal goal or a communal goal of the workplace, etc.
To clear any further confusion, here are a few examples:
- I’ve received your request and the goal will be achieved forthwith.
- The goal will be achieved forthwith, you can rest assured of that.
- The goal will be achieved forthwith because it is of great importance to the team.
“I acquiesce” is a considerably formal way to address or respond to someone. We use this when we agree to a task, but perhaps do so with hesitancy. We can use this when a task is difficult, when we don’t agree with it, etc.
When we say “acquiesce” we were highlighting that while we are accepting a task or role, we are doing so reluctantly, but without protest.
Essentially, we will use this formal phrase when we agree or give consent to do something, silently or without any objections. We would not use this phrase when we want to do a task or it brings us enjoyment.
Here are a few ways we can use this phrase:
- I acquiesce, as I am too sick to argue about it.
- I acquiesce to the committee, I will get the task accomplished immediately.
- I understand what is being asked and I acquiesce.
I Have Every Intention Of Doing That
We can use “I have every intention of doing that” to convey our wholehearted intent to complete a request or task. By saying that we have “every intention”, we are leaving no room for the requester to be able to doubt our objective.
When we use the word “intention”, we are describing our direct aim or plan. Therefore, when we have “every intention”, we are insinuating our definitive intent to finish the task.
When someone has requested us to complete a task, to which we agree, we ought to devote our full attention and finish promptly.
Some examples of how we can use this phrase are:
- Yes, I have every intention of doing that for you today.
- I have every intention of doing that and you can expect a report by Monday morning.
- I have every intention of doing that assignment, but first I require a nap.
I See No Barrier In Accomplishing That
Lastly, we will look at, “I see no barrier in accomplishing that”. We can use this when we are accepting a request that may be quite difficult. Occasionally, a requester may politely question our abilities or ask if we’re comfortable taking on the job. This is considered an appropriate response.
When we use the word “barrier” we are expressing a hurdle or obstacle that will halt us from completing the task. When we are acknowledging no known “barriers”, we are claiming there will be no issues in finishing said task.
To use the word “accomplish” as opposed to the word “do”, is considered to be a much more formal term. We are still saying we will work the job or task, however, doing so in a more proper way for a professional or formal setting.
Here are our last few examples, for this specific phrase:
- I see no barrier in accomplishing that task and I should be done within the hour.
- Yes, I have received the request and I see no barrier in accomplishing that.
- I see no barrier in accomplishing that task, however, I may need until tomorrow morning to finish it.
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Martin holds a Master’s degree in Finance and International Business. He has six years of experience in professional communication with clients, executives, and colleagues. Furthermore, he has teaching experience from Aarhus University. Martin has been featured as an expert in communication and teaching on Forbes and Shopify. Read more about Martin here.