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Using “This” instead of “That”

In a reply to an email, I might say: Thank you for sending this email. Is it wrong? I know that we usually say "that " when refer to something that someone has said before. But as English is not ...
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Is using “I am writing to” in an email considered too formal or old-fashioned?

I have seen in a letter writing textbook (also many websites like this) while preparing for my English test that we should begin a letter like this : Dear ..., I am writing to ... I have not ...
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Email Subject - Is it correct to write “Regarding xyz…” in the email subject?

Whenever I write an email to someone...I usually write "Regarding" in the subject. Is it a formal way to write email subject. Examples:- "Regarding application for the post of product manager" "...
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Phrase Usage:- “Works like a Charm”, can it be used formally?

I have seen many people using the phrase "It works like a charm"....when they are asked about , how something is working/going on. Is it a correct way to use it in business communication. For Example:...
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Etiquette for mixing name and initial

In emails and on the internet, sometimes people write signature with full first name and last initial, sometimes first initial and full last name. Is there any difference between the two or is it ...
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What to use to begin an email with if I don't know the name of the person reading [closed]

I want to write a letter to a company. Unfortunately I don't know the name of person who is responsible to respond to the email. In such a situation, I used to open my letter with "Dear Sir/Madam". Is ...
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Would it be preferable to use “Dear Sir/Madam,” rather than “Dear,” to start an e-mail?

Are there specific cases where "Dear Sir/Madam," would be better then simpler "Dear," to start an e-mail? To give more context, I am preparing an e-mail to ask about eligibility for a certain job ...
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Did I ask a name properly this way?

Recently, I tried to request the name of a project manager I am communicating with, using the following sentences: "By the way, so far I know by name only [XXX] from [company YYY]. I am not ...
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past and present tense confusion

It's about an e-mail. Please be advise that if the port is the damage, we need to replace the MB. Please be advised that if the port is damaged, we need to replace the MB.
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How can I say “I am sorry for sending you the consequent emails” in more professional and proper way?

I am sending another email before receiving any reply and want to apologize for that at the beginning of the second in an official way. How can I say "I am sorry for sending you the consequent emails" ...
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Which Phrase is more appropriate?

Here is a bit of context.. I will be proactively emailing a few of our users asking if they are facing any issues using the application. Which is more appropriate / gramatically correct phrase in ...
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Using I am all ears in a professional Email?

Before I ask the questions , here is a bit of context: I am planning to email few of our customers asking for their feedback. This is what I plan to write If you have any feature suggestion then ...
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What's a rule of thumb to decide if it's necessary to respond to a short “thank you” email in a formal context? (see example) [closed]

I wasn't sure about how to construct the question but with a conversation as example it'll be clearer: Chuck: Hi Joe, as we've talked before, I'm sending you the requested file. Sincerely, Chuck. Joe:...
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“Part of the team” vs. “a part of the team”

I see both of these are used: I'm part of Acme's technical team. I'm a part of Acme's technical team. Which one sounds more natural when introducing myself in an email? Is "Part" ...
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check is the contact email address correct [closed]

someone give me the email address made contact another one, but I can't get reply. so I wanna ask: ... Is the email address to xxx correct? Because I can't get response from him. ... is there ...
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remind someone reply a appointment time [closed]

Last week I applied for a job. After the first interview, I got an email to arrange another interview with the recruiter. So I wrote an email like ... Please let me know what possible meeting times ...
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An informed leave vs a informed leave

A subordinate sent me an e-mail requesting leave to attend his marriage. Kindly take this request into consideration and mark my absence as a informed leave. Can it be "a informed leave"? My edit:...
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Polite way to ask about paycheck [closed]

I am a English learner, and I want to write an email to a person from HR department. I have worked for a company for a month, but I think I have a bank account problem (Maybe I told them wrong ...
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Different ways to show Salutations in an email

I was looking for different ways we can greet someone at the start of an email. I usually start my emails with: Hi XYZ, Hope you are doing great! But if I email a chaplain, a reverend or a ...
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Forgot to bring identity card [closed]

Can someone help me out in following scenario, "I placed my Identity card in home , so i got an temporary card from reception" How do i inform this to my manager through mail? Any suggestions ?
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Business conversation by emails: should I say hello in each email?

I received this email from a company interested in my product. I did not know them beforehand. Hello, ... John Doe I replied like this: Hello John, ... Nicolas Raoul And got this reply:...
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Short email reply

Is it polite reply for email? Dear xxx, Thank you for your prompt reply. Best regards, xxx Or is it too short?
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How should I respond to a request to join our team?

A person would like to join our team and I also would like to have him on board. How might I respond to his request mail? Would this be correct? It'd be a great pleasure for us you joining our ...
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“Best regards” vs. “Best Regards”

I have been told that I should use "Best regards" in emails. However, I also see many native English speakers using "Best Regards". I'm confused which is correct.
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What's the best way to end an email/letter?

We end an email with several options. I find 'Regards' the best one. I feel anything other than this reflects affection than greeting! See the example: Sincerely yours (Yes, I don't pay heed to ...
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How to ask an employer by email if having a bank account is necessary? [closed]

Kindly let me know if having a UK bank account is necessary, as unfortunately I have not applied for bank account yet. What do you reword it to be more elegant and polite?
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Email subject: “introducing myself as an aspiring <job position> at <company name>”

I'd like to use the following subject in the emails I will use to try reaching companies, looking for a job: Introducing myself as an aspiring <job position> at <company name> How ...
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Which words to use when adding another people to the “To” list of the email conversation [closed]

I would have tried "Added Angela and Peter to the conversation", but that does not refer the the fact that this conversation is over the email, and "Added Angela and Peter to the loop", but that would ...
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How to greet in email

In my opinion we should always have some type of greeting in every email. Whether it be "Hello (Name)" or "Good Afternoon (Name)" or simply "Dear (Name)", it is always nice to start your email off ...
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“It is with extremely mixed emotions..”

Whenever somebody resigns, or does something out of the ordinary, the president at our institution always sends out an email that begins It is with extremely mixed emotions that I announce the ...
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How to ask someone when they will submit their work in an e-mail

In brief, I want to write an e-mail inquiring an agency as when will they submit the work. This is what I have written. I am not quiet sure whether it is the proper way of writing the mail. I would ...
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“Thank you in advance” - how to replace?

When writing emails, I often ended it with "thank you in advance". Even more, I used to have it in my signature for a certain time (mea culpa). However, recently I've been told that it is not ...
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Can I say to mail me referring to e-mail?

Can I say someone to mail me when I'm referring to sending me to an e-mail? I'm aware of other meaning of the word mail, but is it nowadays used in older meaning? In many languages mail and e-mail ...

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