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Using slang in formal writing

Is it appropriate to use the expression "are you up for something" in business writing? I have a client who knows me and my family personally, but I still want to be professional when writing. So, ...
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Asking a person to become a customer? [on hold]

I want to ask a person to become a customer by email of our B2B SaaS product after we had an initial call. But I want to do it in a very polite way and at the same time ask him what things (features ...
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Proper punctuation for email signature without closing [closed]

For formal writing, closing and signature go together. However, for less formal writing, interoffice communications in my case, people commonly omit the closing, and just state their first name as ...
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Is it impolite/incorrect to start an email with “Namaste [name]”? [closed]

When writing an email, should I start with just "Hello [name]" or can I use other greetings, such as, "Ni Hao [name]" or "Namaste [name]"? I feel like it might be okay, but wonder if there is a ...
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Full stop after signing off emails [closed]

Is it correct to put a full stop after signing emails. For example should it be Regards, Cristiano or Regards, Cristiano.
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Mail clarification

Hi i need to send an email to my onshore SME stating that to send the confirmation through the mail.How should i send it in formal way? Can anyone help me with this please?
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Will usage of “Dear” while addressing in mail, sound informal? [closed]

I see many people using "Dear" while addressing people in email. But, I feel "Dear" is more intimate word in English and should be used with only relations. How does the word "Dear" is used at all ...
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Polite way when you ask someone you don't know a question [closed]

Which is the best way to ask a question in a polite way; for example, I want to write an email to someone that doesn't know me, and to ask something... Is okay to say write this: Sorry to disturb ...
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Is it appropriate to use 'eagerly' while ending a formal e-mail

Nowadays, I always use the following phrase when I am ending formal email; I eagerly await for your response. Regards, I've seen this phrase somewhere, kind-of a formal e-mail and I am ...
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Which expressions can be used to close an email? [closed]

At the end of written communication like emails and letters, it is customary to use a closing valediction or "complementary close". Which formal and informal expressions can be used to end emails?
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Should contractions be avoided in formal emails?

In a formal email of the kind where you begin with "Dear Mr. Surname" and finish with "Best regards", for example, should we use the following contractions? Or are the non contracted forms more ...
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Can I use meet for an online meeting?

I would like to know if I can say "We can meet on Monday or Tuesday" in email as a reply to a sales person's email asking for a couple of days options for an online meeting -- a sort of Skype call. I ...
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Utilising persuasive language in an email message to generate leads [closed]

As part of my thesis, I have to send off "cold surveys" to small-to-medium businesses and individuals in order to collect data. Sadly to date, I've been getting a 1% conversion rate. I think it is ...
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How etiquettical is it to start off a professional email with 'Hey'?

I've been wondering, why whould folks avoid the usage of Hey to greet someone/team as the mail starts, did that really read grotesque? What could be the alternatives other than the conventionals?
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Is “set me up” too informal? [closed]

I am ESL and am not really comfortable creating formal emails. Right now I am trying to formulate a thank you email to the operations manager for taking time to set me up with everything needed for a ...
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Referring to an email sent to an individual, but not in the main conversation

Consider this situation : Somebody (A) sends a mail with subject S, to many folks (B,C,D) who send few responses to all recipients, with the same subject S, meaning that these mails are all part of ...
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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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second or third person: addressing a single person in an email to a group [closed]

How do I address a single person in an email sent to a group? We are discussing a project in an email thread that has multiple members. What is the correct way to address a single sentence to only ...
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How to tell someone that he could arrange a meeting at another time? [closed]

I sent an email to someone to arrange a meeting , I had written that "Sunday will be good for me ". But today is Sunday and until now I didn't receive a response from him. So i want to send him ...
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Imaginatively yours or Yours imaginatively or stick with Kind Regards [closed]

I own a design studio. We are currently rebranding. To add a little twist to our email correspondence, we decided to forego the generic "Kind regards" for imaginatively yours or yours imaginatively. ...
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Did you get my “email” or Did you get my “mail”? [closed]

I am getting confused whenever I tried to use email or mail while in the conversation or in written form. For example, which one is correct? Did you get my email? or Did you get my mail? ...
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Appropriate start of Email except Dear/Hi [closed]

Mostly emails start with Dear or Hi, I m writing an email to senior and I think I should not use Hi, but even dont want to use Dear as well, it makes me uncomfortable, Is there any other alternative ...
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What does 'the date is in my calendar' mean?

I received a single-sentence reply 'the date is in my calendar' when I asked a person to make an appointment with a specific date. I thought it means the date works for the person at the beginning. ...
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Should I put a comma after “Thank you”? [duplicate]

A coworker replied to an earlier email from me with some very good news. I wanted to thank him for his help. I was hoping to start with Thank you, Jim. That is wonderful news... OR is it ...
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How do you introduce yourself in an email to someone you don't know well? [closed]

When you introduce yourself in an e-mail to someone you don't know well, which is a better way to do so? Hello, my name is Jane Doe and I work for... Hello, I am Jane Doe and I work for... ...
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What are some better ways to say “just for confirming”

I want to confirm with my supervisor in an email regarding something that was mentioned at a meeting. What should I use instead of "just for confirming, ..."? Edit: I want to send an email starting ...
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How to tell a colleague in email to stop harping on your mistake? [closed]

What is a good way to write to tell your colleague to move on from past mistakes and focus on the bigger issue on hand?
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What is the proper way of addressing a professor? [closed]

I am a graduate student. Some part of my master thesis requires me to contact a professor from another university. In the first email I addressed him as "Dear Professor Smith". He started his reply ...
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“Please come see me in my office” Reply [closed]

How to reply politely to a short email from professor, "Please come see me in my office."? Can I email back and say, "Noted. Thank you." Thanks.
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Adding Mr/Ms/Mrs to a signature [closed]

Suppose one has an unusual or foreign name, or a name which traditionally belongs to the other gender. Is it inappropriate to add one's title (i.e. Mr/Ms/Mrs) to the signature of a letter/email so as ...
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Do you prefix every e-mail in a chain with a greeting? [closed]

Clearly, norms on etiquette dictates that you should prefix an e-mail to someone with "Dear Alice" or "Hi Alice" or something. But when engaging in an e-mail conversation chain, should I prefix EVERY ...
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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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How to politely say “I don't know you”?

I received an email from someone I haven't known. It's a letter related to my job, in other words - a business one. How would you write him an answer highlighting that you don't know this person and ...
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To reply or not to reply

I was asked by a potential employer what time I would be available for a phone interview and they gave me the times available for them. I replied with a suitable time for me. They responded with an ...
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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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The term “My best to you” at the end of an email

What does the above mean? A form of goodbye? Or the best to you until we speak or communicate again? Best wishes? A male acquaintance wrote this at the end of his email when responding to my email....
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Use of the Word APPRECIATED [closed]

I would like to know , if its ok to use the word Appreciate in a Email to a Senior Managers....?? Eg. Dear Sir, Appreciate if you could intervene and resolve the issue asap...
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Is this correct way of replying with available dates for an interview

I trying to reply for an email with my available dates and times for the interview "I'm available on the dates and times mentioned below. Please let me know if any of them works for you." Does this ...
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How to write a letter to request a new monitor?

I'm not good to write an letter to request a monitor for coding because currently I'm using old monitor which sized 17 inch thus I want to change to monitor screen 24 inch but I don't know how to ...
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How to reply to a status update for a job application? [closed]

I received an email today telling me that I will be notified about next steps for my job application by mid next week. I want to be polite and respond something brief, but since I'm not a native ...
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What expression could I use for the meaning “I understand” in biz e-mail?

What expression could I use for the meaning "I understand" or "I see" in business e-mail? For example, A seller informed me that a shipment which I request will be arrived at tomorrow. And I would ...
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“The below attachment” vs “The attachment Below” [duplicate]

In office email communication, people constantly write "See the below attachment". However, I have a problem with this because I feel as though the word below should be placed after 'attachment' not ...
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How to thank a person when he agreed to collaborate [closed]

I want to say "thank you" to a person that agreed to collaborate in my research. I thought about writing "I am glad to know you agreed to collaborate...", but it sounds a little cumbersome. I want it ...
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How do you greet multiple recipients in an e-mail?

How do you greet multiple recipients in an e-mail? Assuming they're both male, I just use "Sirs", but it seems a bit informal.
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“Regards” vs. “Best regards” vs. “With regards” [closed]

Which of the three phrases in the concluding phrase is most appropriate when sending a work-related email? Could the three be ranked in terms of their overall level of formality?
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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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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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Verb Tense in an email response

When sending an email response, is it grammatically correct to say "I CHECKED your account, and I SEE/CAN SEE that..." or, should it be "SAW"?
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Can I write “Kindly let me know openly”, finishing a letter?

What I want to do is to ask politely for feedback - including feedback that might be left out because it has negative aspects. So I want to ask the addressee not to ignore or suppress problems because ...
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Question on use that or not [duplicate]

It's a formal email to a client, My question is should I use with or without that to make it formal. This is to confirm that we are ready to purchase the items as discussed. This is to confirm, we ...