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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 sentence choice, while sending reply through email [on hold]

I have 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 the ...
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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Is “I am writing to inform you” awkward or outdated?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 However, is this use outdated or awkward in emails (assuming that I don't know the recipient)?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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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” intead 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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“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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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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First email to my colleague [closed]

When I write to my colleague (who is in the same company, but whom I haven't yet met or contacted), what are good phrases to start? Hello David, I am working in Accounting department and writing ...
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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 reply correct/appropriate/common? Thank you in advance.
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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?
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“Dear Sir” or “Dear John” if you are addressing the VP of a company

How to address the VP of a company or department? I have been told that addressing by name was not polite. Any clues?
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Can someone explain Hmmm

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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Can I use the verb “attached” for a piece of information supplied in the email body?

Please find attached the detail for my application. Is this sentence correct if I supply the detail in the email body, not in a separately attached file?
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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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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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Is it awkward to start an email with “I am [my name]. I am writing to ask you…”?

I saw a job announcement (faculty position), which usually says "questions regarding this position should be addressed to [name and email.]. I want to ask a few questions about the position, and ...
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Which valediction should I use with my boss?

I work as a freelancer for a company and I do most of my communication via e-mails. My boss usually ends his mails with "cheers" whereas I always use "regards". Are there any alternatives to ...
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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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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 indicate the “attn” person in an email [closed]

I'm using emails in my professional context to contact with my client. (We are external auditors ABC). We are given access to a common email account in which we have to use to correspond with the ...
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Blessed by your wishes [closed]

We are blessed with a baby girl. We got many congratulations, wishes and blessings through mail and SMS. In my reply, I've mentioned The little angel is blessed by your wishes Is this a right ...
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Usage of 'Hi' and 'Dear' in Formal Communication

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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How to better phrase “I'm Alec who enquired about…” [closed]

I'm writing an email to an angel investor I met recently. The context is: Hi John, Pleasure to briefly meet you at the ... event last Thursday. I'm Alec who enquired about the best way of ...
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Is this correct for an email campaign subject? [duplicate]

Just wondering whether the following sentence is grammatically correct — I was always taught that you shouldn't have two ands within the same sentence. We are not able to come up with a better ...
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To Whom It May Concern, what's the best way to address a group?

I write emails to groups of individuals from time to time, and when I don't/can't address anyone in particular, I will begin the letter with To Whom It May Concern, Is this the best way to ...
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Is there a Latin, or English, phrase or acronym for “in summary”?

Is there something similar to TLDR that can be used in professional emails and messages?