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Questions tagged [correspondence]

for questions about written communication like letters or e-mail.

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Since I hadn't had much chance to communicate with you…?

I'm asking for my guidance counselor to write me a recommendation letter for a college application but since we haven't had much conversation, so I wanted to say "Since I hadn't had much chance to ...
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Postscripts – before or after the signature?

When I write an email, I sometimes want to add some postscripts, but I don't know where to put it? Shall I put it before my signature or after that? Dear Mr. Felani, Blah Blah Blah. P.S: ...
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“Noted. Thank you” as an answer to a letter informing about task completion? I mean office correspondence

Is it correct and polite to end business letter with "Noted. Thank you" as an answer to a letter informing about task completion?
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A formal way to request for updated information in business email writing

I'm looking for a formal way to request for updated information (I call it "seeking the updated things") in business email writing. I'm thinking when you ask for information, you are actually seeking ...
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What does “Re:” in a business letter mean?

What does "Re:" in a business letter mean? When should we use it?
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Kindly for closing email! [closed]

I would like to inquire about the usage of word "kindly" to close an email instead of "best", "sincerely" or ....etc. Can the word "kindly" be used to close an email, for example: Hi Matt, I ...
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“I would like to inform you” vs “This is to inform you” - which is more formal and polite?

While writing any kind of emails (ex business emails). I have seen many people, when informing about something to the other person, starting their email with the following 2 sentences (one or the ...
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How to write the address of a house that consists of several numbered buildings

I'm translating a Russian document in which there is the following address (literally from Russian): 107076, Moscow, Korolenko Street, House 2 Building 6 That is, House 2 consists of several ...
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What's the grammar of “Attached” in this email?

Attached you will find the document "How to fill out the online application". This document gives you full details on filling out the online application and should be read with care. They attached an ...
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Is it okay to start a letter with “Dear <name>” followed by “Hi, <name>”?

I'd like to know whether it is okay to start a letter like this: Dear Bob, Hi, Bob... I've been doing this but not sure it is totally acceptable. Isn't "Hi, Bob" somewhat redundant as there ...
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How to find letters exemplifying high-quality, heightened, or highly educated letter-writing styles?

I am not a native English speaker and want to improve my letter writing skills. I'm not looking for letters written at an ordinary academic level, but for those that might exemplify the abilities of ...
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Could you help me write this letter formally [closed]

I need to write this letter which introduces the person from our project to UNDP to get his/her payments. The letter includes the name of the person, the amount he/she is going to receive and his/her ...
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“Is that ok?” formal letter

I'm writing a formal e-mail, asking about something I will do (submit a partial academic record). I want to ask if that's ok or if there is any problem about that, but formally. Is it possible to ...
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Omitting subject in informal letters

I have used two sentences in a informal letter in IELTS exam - at the beginning and at the end of the letter. But I'm doubtful about that two sentences(below) because they are without a subject. ...
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Writing a letter to two persons who are not a couple or married? [duplicate]

I am writing a letter to my boss and my senior. Dear Mr. John and Mrs. Jane, I feel it's a bit weird because they are not couple/married. Does it sound normal to write like that?
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Finishing a letter [closed]

I am writing an application letter. The addressee will respond and mention a date for an interview. However, I am and still looking for a good ending. Would this be correct English / are there other ...
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How to write “just so you know” politely in formal letters?

In my first language (Thai), a typical formal letter usually has quite a similar format to English letters, with one exception... Between the last paragraph of the body of the letter and that "Yours ...
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Letter writing - university admissions [closed]

I am new to English language. I drafted an e-mail to university requesting the information regarding my offer letter. Also, how can I politely ask to make things done quickly, so that I may apply for ...
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Formal and informal letters format [closed]

will you help me in giving (telling) the correct format of letter writing, please? I wonder If you tell me the format of both formal and informal letters. I teach my students English but I'm using ...
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Requesting someone to reply [closed]

I have sent some emails to someone but haven't received any reply yet. In a formal/polite letter, I want to tell him that I am waiting for your reply if you have seen the emails. Which one is better ...
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Usage Whomsoever vs Whomever vs whom in Reference Letter title

Common reference letters begin with the heading. "To whomsoever it concerns" Some of my references edit it as follows "To whomever it concerns" Some further shorten it to "To whom it concerns" ...