Could you please tell me if it's correct and natural to say I'm writing to know if you could... in emails? For example:

I'm writing to know if you could send me the package tomorrow.

If that doesn't sound natural, would you tell me what you would say?

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I'm writing to find out whether you could... might fit better. To find out means to come to know, or to get information about something.

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    People often write requests like this using relatively roundabout phrasing that they might be less likely to use in a spoken and/or face-to-face interaction. Maybe people have a tendency to write an email to find out about something, but I bet when they're on the phone they're more likely to say I'm calling to ask [about something]. Commented Dec 14, 2021 at 14:28
  • writing to ask... works too. writing to know... doesn't work so well though. Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 10:14

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