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Capitalization of “A” in “Dear All” [duplicate]

At my work place, whenever an e-mail is sent to more then one person, it starts with "Dear All" or "Dear all". Should the letter "A" be capitalized in "All" as it is not a proper noun? Would it be ...
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How to write an email to a Professor to politely agree with his request? [closed]

Sometimes, my supervisor writes emails to ask whether we can cancel or reschedule our meetings, or request me other things. The way he writes emails is very polite. And I usually reply him by: Yes, ...
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Hello [Comma?] John,

I have a follow up question to this question: Should you use a comma/period after "Thanks"/"Regards" in email signatures? My question is: when should you add a comma when starting ...
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Politely asking “Why is this taking so long??”

I am trying to write a business email and, as English is not my first language, I'm having a bit of trouble coming up with a really polite way of saying the following: Hi, It's been a week since I ...
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How to request someone to start a process?

I am an engineer dealing with other companies(vendors). Our company has to sign a Non-Disclosure agreement(NDA) with the vendor before we start any discussion. Now, the NDA signing is a process that ...
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I had or I have? [duplicate]

I would like to send email to my boss About exam of the course she told me to take it. Dear Mrs. Jeny, I hope my email find you well. I would like to inform inform you that I have passed the ...
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Past tense equivalent of “will do”

I suffer from spending inordinate amounts of time on email. Once in a while I get an email that I can respond to succinctly by saying, "Thanks for the suggestion -- will do." Suppose I respond to ...
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Is there a period after a greeting? [duplicate]

For example, when writing an email to an associate saying Good afternoon, Joel. Or should there be a comma instead of the period?
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Writing an email to ex-employee requiring resume info? [closed]

Email body: Hello Mr. X, I hope you remember me from the time when I worked in your team as Information Security Trainee in year 2008 along with Mr. A and Mr. Z who were part of Business ...
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Usage of 'Hi' and 'Dear' in Formal Communication [closed]

I always hesitate using 'Hi' in formal mails. Is it OK to use it like "Hi Sir,..."? Same with 'Dear Junior,...'. Any help would be appreciated.
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In search for universal formal greetings [closed]

I am dealing with a system which is supposed to autoreply to certain emails. It cannot start with 'Dear (forename)' as it cannot parse a forename from email address or original email. It also cannot ...
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Asking polite question in email [closed]

I want to asking question to my collegeous in email; the situation are there is a "marketing budget" and the second parties told me they have an event with embassy i confuse are they purpose to using ...
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Is it okay to use the word “letter” instead of “e-mail” regarding to e-mail correspondence?

Could you please advise is it okay to use the word "letter" instead of "e-mail" regarding to e-mail correspondence? For example, is it okay to use the word "letter" in the following phrase if we are ...
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Does it make sense to end email with: regards from *country*

I have seen many people say: Greetings from [country name here] But would it make sense to end an email with Regards from [country name here] It seems a little weird, specially if I also ...
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When is it OK to use OK?

I often use "OK" in business and personal emails and phone conversations. But I often feel uncertain if it is appropriate to use it in every type of context. Please tell how universally I can use ...
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How to properly say “the email that I've sent you”? [closed]

What would be the most formal way to say the following: I wanted to see your thoughts about the email that I sent you last Thursday. I am a little unsure about "the email that I sent you". I feel ...
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Difference in tone between Regards, Best regards, Kind regards and Sincerely in emails [duplicate]

I often end my emails just with "Regards, FirstName". But I also often see "Best regards", "Kind regards" and "Sincerely". What is the difference in tone and meaning? Is one more formal than the ...
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English emailing custom: should middle name be included in the beginning of a mail?

When emailing someone with a middle name, should people include the recipient's middle name at the beginning of the email or not? What are the implications for both? For example, the two options are ...
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How to respond politely and professionally to an email requesting information? [closed]

I have received the following email Hello, Thank you for applying to UCB. We would like to call you briefly between the hours of 10:50 A.M. EST and noon on January 31. Please provide ...
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It is necessary to launch my audit application

I am requesting access to MS-Access. It is necessary to launch my audit application. Background: I received this e-mail from an internal employee. He's requested that MS-Access software be installed ...
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How to say “I have sent your words to students” in formal way? [closed]

I'm a teacher and I've asked another teacher about his opinion over a matter and he replied. I have told students about his opinion and now I am replying back to him again. I don't know how to say ...
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First name or last name with “Sir”

If my teacher's first name is Robert and his last name is Dowry, and I have to send him an email, then which of the following will be correct? Dear Sir Dowry, Dear Sir Robert, Dear Sir ...
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How to start and end an email politely? [closed]

I'm trying to write an email to professor because I found a mistake on his book. Should I start the email with just "Dear professor, There seems to be some problems in ..." and end the email as "best ...
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“Our team” or “My team”?

I have to send a mail to a group which has my team members along with other co-workers. I want to write "Our team is drafting a report" since my team members are also present in the group. I think the ...
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How appropriate is to use 'Nice to e-meet you'

I work in a software organization so email conversations are frequent. Recently one client e-mailed me with "Nice to e-meet you". I want to know how appropriate is it to use 'Nice to e-meet you'. Is ...
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I'm writing an email to an investor. Please help me to improve my sentences [closed]

I am sending a detailed document about our idea, as requested by an investor. Are the sentences correct? Do they need any improvement? As per our conversation yesterday, I am sending you a ...
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Which is the most formal way to address a man, “Dear Sir” or “Dear Michael”?

I'd like to know which form is more formal and respectful. Can I mention the person's first name instead of writing "Sir" e.g., Dear Michael, or do I only write Dear Sir? I am writing a formal ...
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Appropriate to start business email or letter with just “Dear,”?

Is it appropriate to start a business letter or email with just "Dear,"? I specifically refer to the case where there is no noun following "Dear,", so no "Dear All,", or "Dear Mr.,", or "Dear ...
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after reading the subject [closed]

I got a mail yesterday, I want to clarify few things w.r.t to email content & subject. In response mail , I'm starting with I just want to clarify few things here, after reading the subject - ...
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Is it OK to write “Good to see you” in an email or Facebook message?

An old friend of mine wrote some greetings to me on facebook. Now if I want to answer his greetings, is it OK to write the following? "Hi, John, good to see you again" Because I don't "see" him ...
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Casual way of saying “send me an email”

Is there a more casual way to say "send me an email"? I'm going to put this at the bottom of the "contact" section of a website. "Pop me an email" is the only one I've managed to come up with.
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Hope all is good and you are doing well.’- Is it an appropriate opening line in e-mails [closed]

“I have been noticing emails from some of my colleagues and clients that start with ‘Hope all is good and you are doing well.’ Is this an appropriate start of a business inquiry?”
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some sentences in email [closed]

I want to write an email to a professor in English, but I'm stuck at some sentences. Could you please help me to write it correctly? Hope you are doing well and the meeting with your doctor ...
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How to call an email address for email-based submission to a blogging site? [closed]

Many online sites generate a customized address for you like CAeporFsks2373454-submission@myblogging.com. You may write an email to that address and what you write in the body of that email gets ...
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How should I (or Should I) reply to 'Enjoy' mail?

I sent out a vacation mail to my office group. And a colleague of mine replied to the mail with "Enjoy!". Now Should I reply to this mail?. If yes what would be a proper response to this?.
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How to politely decline to take someone's help? [closed]

So I was looking to take someone's professional service and he offered me a quote. It was too high. So I declined it. Then he offered to give me some unofficial service as a courtesy. All of this ...
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Availability to meet vs availability to meeting?

I'm writing a thank you email to thank a person for finding the time to meet with me. Which of the following two forms is correct, and why? I wanted to thank you again for your availability to meet ...
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I stumbled on the word “OKing” while reading an article. Is such Inflection of OK prevalent? [closed]

Three of the primary dictionaries–the OED, M-W, and the Australian Concise Oxford (OA)–show OK as the preferred spelling and okay as an acceptable alternative. The Chicago Manual of Style does not ...
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Parentheses or quotations for English name (foreigner)? [closed]

My English name is Michael (my name is Minh, so Michael and Minh have some similarity). Should I put my name as: Minh "Michael" Nguyen or Minh (Michael) Nguyen (on a résumé, business card, email ...
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Using 'Good Morning' in e-mails, fora, etc [duplicate]

Good Morning English experts! I'm confused about using the salutations such as above. I know 'Good Morning' should be used before noon, and then 'Good Afternoon', and 'Good Day' is considered ...
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How to politely request to be called by first name instead of Mr. Surname?

Let's say that somebody from a partner firm with whom I've never spoken before starts an email to me with "Dear Mr. Rossi,". When a reply to her, I think I will then have to start with "Dear Ms. Her-...
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What to answer if a client says “Sorry for late reply” in e-mail? [closed]

I got a reply from a client, but it was almost one week late. How can I respond to him politely? I don't think saying "No Problem" or "It's all right" is good. He said in the mail that he is "Sorry ...
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E-mail signature etiquette with a “With regards,” line

What is the more correct use of a "With regards" line with an e-mail signature? With regards, -- [First name] [Last name] -- With regards, [First name] [Last name] ...
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Can I put “Greetings” at the end of an email, and if so, how? [closed]

I am not a native speaker and I'm having trouble with formalities like opening and ending emails. In German, it is common to end an informal email with the phrase Viele Grüße, which means "Many ...
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Which email message would it be preferable to send to my coworker, who has a cold? [closed]

Which of these messages would be most suitable? I'm feeling so sorry for you. I hope you will take good care of yourself. I am sorry to hear you are sick. Please get better soon.
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Which is the right word to ask if this will create problem on a professional tone

I'm drafting a mail to my team informing them that I'm taking leave on some day and that I want to know if this will create problems or friction in working. I used I’ll will be taking leave on ...
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Can someone explain Hmmm [closed]

Some people quite frequently use "Hmmm" in their emails and messages. What does this mean? Does it mean they are annoyed?
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Should a note be addressed with “Hi all” or “Hi All”?

It is common to begin an email with the greeting "hi all" when the note is addressed to multiple recipients. What, however, is the correct capitalization of "all" in this context? Does it become a ...
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How can I politely express that “I have understood”?

When my professor instructs me during his/her office hour, I may simply show my understanding by "Got it" or "I see". But I wonder how to say that politely and professionally in written English, ...
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A proper closing expression for informal email

What is an expression that you can use at the end of an informal email, when you forgot something and want to add it to the email after your signature?