|Original Word: Informed||Sample Sentence: |
He informed us about the schedule change.
|Formal||Updated||He updated us about the schedule change.|
|Communicated||He communicated the schedule change by voice mail.|
|Notified||He notified us about the schedule change by voice mail.|
|Disclosed||He disclosed the schedule change to us through instant messenger (IM).|
|Educated||He educated us about the schedule change through instant messenger (IM)..|
|Everyday English||Let (me/him/us) know||He let us know about the schedule change after yesterday's presentation.|
|Idioms/Used at Work||Filled (me/him/them) in||He let them know about the schedule change after yesterday's presentation.|
|Gave the lowdown||He gave me the lowdown about the schedule change while on the con-call yesterday.|
|Ran down||He ran down the reasons for the schedule change while on the con-call yesterday.|
|Passed on||He passed on the information about the schedule change.|
|keep/kept/keeping (me/her/us) posted||He kept us posted about the schedule change.|
|keep/kept/keeping (him/them/me) in the loop||He keeps us in the loop about the schedule change.|
|up to date||He is up to date about the schedule change.|
|He gave us a heads up about the schedule change.|
I will touch base with you when I have more information.
Ping me when you have fixed the problem.
The idiomatic forms may be more frequently used than the direct vocabulary.
It is GOOD when your American counterpart says:
"You've kept me in the loop. This meeting is on target."
This is a complement, it's a good thing. It means you are keeping the person up to date and informed about things.
Something is WRONG when your American counterpart says:
"You're not keeping us in the loop. This meeting seems to be all over the place"
This is not a good thing to hear. Your American counterparts are not happy with you and feel left out. This will damage business relationships.