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Questions tagged [correspondence]

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'Thanks for.. ' or 'I thank you for…'

I was wondering if the expression "I thank you for your answer" isn't nicer than " Thank you for your answer". For comparison, saying "I thank you" in French is nicer because the person who says it ...
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“Hi” and “Hello” in business correspondence

I've heard that using "Hi" in business correspondence is acceptable even if you email a person for the first time (I also can see "Hi" from people who email me for the first time), but I usually use "...
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What do you call the act of signing a document in the presence of an notary?

I'm asking person A (signer of document) to sign a document in the presence of a notary (N). How do I ask person A to do this? "Dear A, Please notarize the document? " This makes it sound like I'm ...
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Which one is correct: please find the attached file or please find attached the file?

When we send professional email with attachments. Which one is correct? please find the attached file or please find attached the file Or, is there any other sentence structure more suitable than ...
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Better way to say “responsible for official public written communication”

I'd like to mention in my resume that I was responsible for official public written communication in my project, to show skills in communication, language and responsibility. What would be a good way ...
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How to use “We require to know” or “ We need to know” in an official correspondence?

How to use "We require to know" or " We need to know" in an official correspondence? How it is used when correspondence being done a. Within the organization and b. Outside the organization.
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How do I second one's opinion in a conversation after it has already been done?

I am participating in an email thread debating a technical problem with multiple solutions. In a recent message, one of the participants expressed an opinion I agree with. Another participant ...
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Is it correct to refer to oneself as “folk” in the sign off of an email or letter?

I don't usually exchange formal emails, less so in English, and am having troubles to end a specific mail I'm formulating. It's a falsely formal email, though, and the sign-off is what's bothering me. ...
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To formally ask/thank somebody: “By virtue of this email/letter”

When I want to formally ask/express your idea to somebody/an organization through email/letter, is the following phrase OK? "... By virtue of this email, I request your organization for X. By virtue ...
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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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What do you solve?

What are different things that can be solved? For the purposes of responding to a complaint "I can't solve this!" with the intent: "That's because it's not a(n) ______". Words considered so far: ...
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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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What's the meaning of “personal correspondence”? [closed]

"His personal correspondence is renowned in the Italian language" - from an article about Niccolò Machiavelli What is the exact meaning of "personal correspondence" in that context ?
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Acknowledge vs Noted

I have a friend who is using "acknowledge" when someone asks him to confirm something. Usually I observe people using "Okay, noted." but I never see anyone using "Acknowledge". Therefore I want to ...
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Is it okay to use the word “letter” instead of “e-mail” regarding to e-mail correspondence?

Could you please advise is it okay to use the word "letter" instead of "e-mail" regarding to e-mail correspondence? For example, is it okay to use the word "letter" in the following phrase if we are ...
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Is it correct to say “Best Regards”? [closed]

This is my gmail email signature Best Regards, Rory Recently it's started to bother me. I feel it might be improper english. Is it? Is it an acceptable sign off?
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Respective: Lines connect a circle and two respective squares

Lines connect a circle and two respective squares. This use of “respective” strikes me as odd. The writer says he uses “respective” so that the sentence entails Case 1 below and precludes Case 2. ...
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Is “attentioned” a word?

I am often getting things sent to myself and other people. Is it wrong to say: Please send to... [address] attentioned to [name] I often say: Please sent to... [address] and attention it to [...
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How to best convey excitement for the next assignment, quarter, or project? [closed]

I’ve just received feedback on my work during the second quarter of the year (Q2) from my manager. I would like to reply to this feedback and end my reply with a sentence along the lines of" ...
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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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An alternative valediction to “godspeed” wishing someone success in a venture

I am essentially searching for a well-wishing exclamation that does not imply divine intervention.
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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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Capitalizing can be a form of respect or always seen as an error and sloppiness? [duplicate]

In Italian they have this way to show formal respect to another person in writing, by capitalizing all the direct or indirect references to him. A random example might be: "Porgo i miei più sentiti ...
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How to use current standards to write a 'per procurationem' letter [closed]

After reading the Wikipedia article about procuration, I'm still confused. Here's what I want to know: What does the author mean by "the phrase per procurationem is ambiguous if used with ...
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Do I capitalize “sincerely” in a correspondence signature?

I've been unable to find a consensus on whether or not one should capitalize the salutation before your signature in correspondence, email or otherwise. For example: Sincerely, XedMada
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What term is used for the closing of a letter?

Salutation is the term used to describe the beginning of a letter or other correspondence. What is the term used for the closing of a letter? Here are some examples: Yours truly, Sincerely, Best ...
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Greeting for Correspondence to Multiple People [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you greet multiple recipients in an e-mail? I'm sending an email to four people at a client, all in different roles / departments and of varying genders (Dear Sirs is ...
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Response when your boss thanks you [closed]

What should be your response when your boss thanks you for using his own resource allotted to you and you respect your boss and cannot respond him like It's ok or you're welcome.
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Word for descriptive complimentary closes in letters

I've tasked myself with writing more letters (of the dead tree variety); because of this, I was intrigued by a certain take on complimentary closes, whilst enjoying a re-read of Dracula: Your loving ...
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Tendency of using pronouns 'she/her' when talking about a random person

Reading different specifications and manuals I've noticed that more often and often pronouns she or her are being used when some unknown person's behavior is described. For example: "when user opens ...