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 well, thanks, and hope you are as well.
- I am very well, thanks. I hope it is the same with you too.
- (Ignore it completely.)
I guess it depends on the relationship with the person, but my question is mainly focused on politeness in everyday emails with colleagues/customers.