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I am going to write to one person on LinkedIn (to/on/about/for?) whom I've got recommendations from my ex. colleague and I'd like to refer to that.

I'd like to say something in a sense: "Hello I've heard Peters recommendations on you so I have decided to..."

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Here are two proposals:

"Hello,
Peter spoke highly of you, so I have decided to contact you..."

"Hello,
On the advice/recommendation of Peter, I have decided to contact you ..."

The first message is a bit warmer than the second one.

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  • Thank you. It has solved my problem, but I still wonder how should a word "recommendations" be used in case I wanted to go with something more similar to what I've offered. Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 15:23
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    To stick with your first idea, I would say : "Hello, I have received Peter's recommendation about you // of your profile". I feel it's a bit heavier than what I suggested in the answer, but it would be gramatically correct.
    – Thalantas
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 15:34

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