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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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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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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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Is it appropriate to use the salutation “Dear All” in a work email?

I have observed that in my work place, whenever a mail is sent to more that one person( like an information, meeting request or a notice etc.), the mail starts with the salutation "Dear All". This, ...
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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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Is starting an email with “Hi All, ” rude? [closed]

In my job, I need to interact with a bunch of senior, super senior and junior guys. One of the medium to interact with them is email. I need to send new updates, status reports, upcoming releases, ...
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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?
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If you send an email that you already sent, can you say you “resent” it? Same as “resenting” someone?

I resent my email. I resent my mother. I resent my email to my mother. Odd, isn't it?
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Proper sentence choice, while sending reply through email [closed]

I have to reply someone through email asking for more information. Which one of the following two statements is the most prefered one in this scenario? Can you kindly send me more information about ...
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Greetings in the beginning of an email

In my language, when I write an email to my professor, boss, etc, there is a greeting part in the first part of email right after "Dear prof. ..."(in my language of course), e.g. "How are you", "I ...
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Use of word “Greetings” instead of morning and evening

I have a query regarding the use of word only "Greetings" instead of good morning or good evening in the email. As we will be working in different time zones and we will not be sure when the ...
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Is it appropriate to use question marks in email? [closed]

I am a student and write to professors frequently. And often, I have to use sentences like this - Could you give me an appointment to meet you regarding this matter. I am usually confused ...
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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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How to call an email address for email-based submission to a blogging site?

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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Is a salutation necessary in an email to an unknown person?

I am submitting an unsolicited article to a magazine by email. The publication's website provides an email address but not a name. Rather than starting the email "To Whom it May Concern", "Dear Sir ...
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Is it offensive to use “Red Tape” in a sentence?

I need to reply to an email and I wanted to clarify to the other person that: I understand exactly what needs to be done on the technical side but I'm not familiarized with the red tape involved ...
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Is it appropriate to use “You're welcome,” followed by my name in closing an email?

I replied to an email which mentioned at the end: Thank you, Signature with: You're welcome, Signature Is such a reply correct/appropriate/common?
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Common ending lines for formal emails? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some expressions that can be used to end an email? I know a few, Best regards Best Sincerely Eagerly Think of it as an email for first impression ...
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Write an e-mail to reply for a changed planing [closed]

I have write an email to replay on a changed planing sent by my english school and why i can't come. this is bellow what i wrote but i didn't send it yet, any correction or something to add or any ...
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Greetings after initial email

In a formal / professional email (i.e. emails directed at potential employers, co-workers and administrators), is it okay to exclude the greeting after the first email? For example, I will send an ...
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Signature enquiries

I would like to know when I attach my signature in my email. Which type of regards I should choose? Best Regards, Drew, Lim Chee Lim Best Regards, Drew, Lim C. L. Best Regards, Lim C. L ...
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Proper etiquette for addressing comittee members [closed]

I am writing a formal letter to three committee members, that I would like to address by name. Instinctively, I chose to address them in order of importance/pertinence, but I am also considering ...
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Is “I am writing to inform you” awkward or outdated?

I was writing an email, and I started off with I am writing to inform you of certain errors... However, is this use outdated or awkward in emails (assuming that I don't know the recipient)? What ...
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Thanking for scheduling meeting

I am going to send a email to a secretary of a CEO thanking her for scheduling a meeting. What would be a good phrase for the opening of email? Should I write: Thank you for scheduling the ...
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Can I address someone in an email with their first name if they sign with their first name?

I'm planning to do an internship and I usually address my supervisor as Mr. X, however, he signs his emails with his first name is that means I can address him with his first name ? Note: I haven't ...
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Response's 'respectfulness' [closed]

I'm in a work environment, and when a superior emails me to 'let me know' of something (e.g., Dear Bob, I'll be absent of the Tuesday meeting because of x.) I don't know what response has a proper ...
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Reply to “I hope you are well”? [closed]

What is the most appropriate response to "I hope you are well"? What are your reasons for choosing one reply above another? Replies I've thought of: I am very well, thanks. How are you? I am very ...
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Should I refer to a person by his/ her name?

When writing emails, I come across a problem of whether I should refer to that person by name, or just a simple 'Hi'. Like if I don't know say Thomas Anderson and I want to mail him for the first ...
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Which is correct — “email me [on/at] x@y.com”? [duplicate]

Which variant is the correct one: email me on xxx@xxx.com email me at xxx@xxx.com email me to xxx@xxx.com Or should another preposition go there?
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How to ask in a polite way

I am an international student in the U.S.A. I am writing an email and I am stuck on one sentence. I would like to say: "Do you know when I can get the flyers?" I would like to make the sentence more ...
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“Our end” vs. “our side”

Which is correct when writing emails? Everything is fine at our/your end. Everything is fine at our/your side.
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What are some expressions that can be used to end an email? [closed]

At the end of every email, we use ending expressions like Best regards, Kind regards, Yours sincerely, Yours faithfully, What other expressions can be added to this list? Which ones should ...
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Proper Greeting for a Group of People [duplicate]

When informally addressing a group of people, is it OK to say, "Hi Guys" if one or more of them are female?
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How do I ask permission to override a course? [closed]

I need override for a course I want to take next semester. Instructor has asked to email him asking permission. What should I write in the email? Respected sir/madam, I need prerequisite ...
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Ending a sentence with “and thanks”

I have a colleague who ends many emails with "and thanks". To me it sounds awkward and random, but I wonder if anyone has seen this usage before? Examples (note particularly the third one!): "That ...
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It is a pity for me that I could not have the opportunity

I emailed a professor at Harvard for graduate study and he said he was nearing retirement and recommended his student working in Minnesota. I was going to reply him. Should I use this as a beginning: ...
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Regarding Re: ; what is the correct usage in an email subject line?

I want to know what is the recommended way to use Re: in the subject line of an email. I use Re: in the subject line as a shortform of 'in regards to'. Whenever I have used Re:, people have told me ...
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What complimentary close to use in continuous formal email?

I am a student in contact with a business owner, and I am having a hard time deciding on a complimentary close. Should I use it for every email I send him? I don't want to make it redundant since it ...
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When did the valediction 'best regards' come into use?

Best regards seems to be quite a popular valediction used in business emails, along with variants kind regards, or just regards. The spoken expression "give him my regards" would appear to be a ...
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Official e-mail

How should I begin an official e-mail if I don't know who I am writing to? I mean, normally I would write "Dear x", but when I have to send an e-mail to an institution, what should I write?
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Are greetings and salutations redundant in an e-mail?

Do I really need to write my email this way? Hi John, [My Message here] Regards, Jane The email header already includes the to and from. The recipient should not be confused by who the ...
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Is it okay to write an if statement just by itself in an email?

Could we write an if statement just by itself in an email? For example: I didn't receive the contract. *So if you could ask her to send me a copy,it would be great.
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Why does “Please approve it” sound wrong?

Whenever I read an email like this, the English sounds incorrect to me. "I would like to take tomorrow off. Please approve it." I want to say that "Please approve" is more natural, but why is that?
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What's the formal and informal reply to question “Let's meet XXXX” [closed]

My professor wrote an email to me and said "Let's meet Thursday". I do not know how to reply this email formally and politely. In addition, if a friend said "Let's meet XXX" in an informal occasion, ...
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Addressing email to more than one person

Which ones are correct: 'Hi All' or is it 'Hi all'. (A)ll does not look right 'Hi Peter/John' or 'Hi Peter, John' when you want to specifically address the e-mail to two people, i.e. so they clearly ...
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“However” vs. “but” — which is more formal?

I realize there are questions on the correct usage of "but" and "however". In this case, I am concerned with correctness in a formal context. I have heard it said that however should be used in ...
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To 'throw' a farewell party

I would like to write an informal email: Sorry for not throwing a farewell party Is throwing the right word here?