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I am writing a formal letter and want to say "I am following up with you regarding..." but I need to say it more formally.

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With regard to... – Lisa Sep 20 '11 at 1:57

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  1. Subsequent to our meeting...

  2. This is in continuation of...

  3. Further to our conversation on...

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+1 for "Further to...", which I consider to be the archetypal introduction in formal written correspondence, for such contexts. – FumbleFingers Aug 30 '11 at 18:20

I like the succinctness of "In reference to XYZ."

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Thx for the spelling help @kiamlaluno! :) It is my cryptonite. – Rikon Aug 31 '11 at 1:25
You meant @aedia λ. :-) – kiamlaluno Aug 31 '11 at 1:29
I did, my mistake! :) – Rikon Aug 31 '11 at 1:36

Respond is a good word here:

I am responding to you regarding...

I would also recommend the third option in user11761's answer:

Further to our correspondence on...

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You're assuming that "follow up" is an informal term, but I don't believe it is. I think it is perfectly proper to use it in a formal letter.

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Well, there is that advice to dispense with phrasal verbs in formal letters if in any way possible (sometimes it isn't). – Talia Ford Oct 9 '13 at 18:29

"May I request an update regarding..."

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Agree that follow up is sufficiently formal. I've been practicing law for 30+ years, and at times I feel "follow up" is a bit inelegant, but it clearly expresses my intent, and I'm hard pressed to identify an alternative that expresses that intent with more clarity or elegance.

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