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How to write an email stating about my own achievements to my mentor? [closed]

As the title says, how can I write an email to my mentor and inform him/her about my achievements? Any sample email which could guide me for the same would be highly appreciated.
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Can “email” be a shortened form of “email address”? [closed]

Can I use the word "email" to mean "email address"? For example: Please tell me your email. You can use your email as an ID. Dictionaries such as MW don’t list this definition.
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Correct usage of the word “lack”

I was writing an email yesterday which was about a rough draft of doc to be reviewed by a peer. There was just one part of the document which I thought needed improvisation. What I wrote is → "...
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Thank-you note email [closed]

I am writing a thank-you email after completing my internship. I would like to add something like this: "if there are any openings in your department, I hope you'll let me know so I can apply&...
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My first e-mail writing. Could you look over this, please? [closed]

Hello thanks for coming here. Could you look over this e-mail writing to correct grammatic errors and awkward expressions? This is my first time to write an e-mail of introducing my items to buyers in ...
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Does “Let me know if you have any questions.” mean “reply only if you have a question”?

Does "Let me know if you have any questions" mean that there is no need to reply unless you have a question? I get informational emails sometimes that end with some form of "Let me know ...
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Can you please explain the significance of “problems” at the end of the sentence?

I wrote a mail asking for some job to be done at the earliest. I was replied with "I'll do it this afternoon, problems." I don't understand the meaning of that extra "problems" at ...
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'I would be so grateful if…' rude?

I am a high school student and I often use 'I would be so grateful if you could take a moment to...' or 'I would be so grateful if you could help me.' or something like that when I am writing an ...
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Word Choice - “hope all is well, all things considered”

In email, and other written messaging is it appropriate (given the current state of the world) to open with something like "Hi XX, I hope you are doing well, all things considered."? I have ...
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Reschedule meeting due to the unavailability of one participant [closed]

I'd like to reschedule the meeting due to the unavailability of one of the participants. He's an important element for the meeting. I am looking for a sample e-mail to inform all participants that the ...
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Proper and polite usage of “can you”

In email communication, people often use "can you do X" instead of "please do X". Is this a more polite form, or is this just an idiom which means exactly the same? If I use "...
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How to indicate middle name is preferred name in professional email signature

In almost all situations, I prefer to be addressed by my legal middle name. However, in the email signature (what's automatically included at the bottom of the email) of my university email, I must ...
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Is “What is your email?” acceptable for a sign up form?

Someone says that a sign up form with the label What is your email? is correct, and I'd argue that, since "email" is only a "method of exchanging messages", it makes that text ...
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Problem with replying to an email [closed]

I'm new here, so I hope I'm not going to violate any rule. I have looked for an answer to my question in the previous treads, but I didn't find any. If I didn't look properly, please, send me the link ...
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Do most native speakers understand most idioms?

I wrote to a friend, who is a native speaker of English about visiting her father. I wrote Should I give him a ring before visiting? Here giving someone a ring is an English idiom which means ...
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Usage of “mailing list” in corporate language

The Cambridge Dictionary defines mailing list as: a list of names and addresses kept by an organization so that it can send information and advertisements to the people on the list An example ...
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Is it necessary to use a vocative comma in an email, specifically a professional email?

I received an email this morning from a candidate for an Executive Director position. Thanks Kim. This is how the email began. It immediately made a negative impression and caused me to feel ...
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Which of these sentences is correct (for vs. to)?

Which one is correct: It is a prerequisite to most courses It is a prerequisite for most courses
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Can I use well received on professional emails

I am a PhD student. Sometimes my professor sends me an email to inform me about something. Can I used well received to respond to her message ?
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Requesting in a more subtle/formal manner

I am writing a formal email. In the end, it goes like this: If this..... were to happen, then it would be great. I am actually asking sth which I am not entitled to and depends entirely upon the ...
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Email local part personal pronoun

John Smith registered domain john.smith under which he'd like to create a personal email address whose local part is a personal pronoun. English-wise, which of the following email addresses would be ...
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Which article “a/the” when refering to document in email

I am sending an email with a PDF document to my client. I am not sure of a/the usage in the given statement: You can find a detailed breakdown of all work done by our workers in the attachment. ...
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Using a comma to separate city from postcode [closed]

I've had an interesting discussion with a colleague around the usage of commas in an address within an email signature. They claim commas should never be used to separate the city and the postcode. ...
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Is it weird to a add “, please.” at the end of sentence in emails?

I have recently joined a new company and realized there are some employees fond of adding ", please" at the end of sentence in emails. E.g. "I would like to send you the files in PDF format for your ...
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Use of 'scan' vs 'copy' vs 'scanned copy' referring to an email attachment [closed]

When I attach a scan of a document to an email, and say, 'Please find attached a [scan|copy] of my passport,' should I use 'scan' or 'copy'? I also saw here that 'scanned copy' is also an option, but ...
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Does this sound correct: “Client's service is at risk of termination”? [closed]

Let's say I own a business and I provide some services. I have a client which has failed to make a payment, so his service might be terminated soon. I'm receiving an email about this situation as the ...
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Is this a proper sentence? “Can you send me an email with the contents of what we talked about?”

I did not entirely understand what I talked with someone, so I want to see what he said by text. In this case, can I use the sentence like "Can you send me an email with the contents of what we talked ...
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Usage of + or ++ in emails

I have been seeing and using the symbols + or ++ whenever a new recipient is added to an existing email thread along with the original recipients in To or Cc. Just curious about how this came into ...
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Grammacally Correct or not [closed]

'If you still have any concern feel free to ask them' Is this sentence is correct or not? If it is wrong, can you please provide better suggestion
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Is starting an email with “As I told you on Monday” considered condescending?

Take an email providing a followup on something starting like this: As I told you on Monday, .... Does this generally sound a bit condescending? To me it implies that you are repeating something ...
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Where should a period be placed when a sentence ends in a word that is meant to be copied exactly? [closed]

Where should a period be placed when a sentence ends in a word that is meant to be copied exactly? Contrived example: Let's say that my friend is house-sitting and I want to text them the password to ...
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Using phrases in email to prof (academic)

1. "I hope you are doing well" Will be it polite, if I write it in an email to Proff/start an email with it? He was ill, and we wrote me about it 2. Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule ...
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Is it correct to write: “I would appreciate it if you could inform me when you could contact my manager” in a formal email? [closed]

I want to know if someone has eventually contacted my manager. I therefore want to send him a formal email to ask him very politely. Is it correct to write as follow ? "I would appreciate it if you ...
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Are email salutations regional?

Best wishes is very popular ending for emails and replaces best regards in almost all emails I've received from academics in Cambridge (UK). At the same time I've never seen this used by American ...
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How to address one male and one female in an informal email? [duplicate]

In an inter-company (informal) email, when the addressees are one male and one female, I usually use Hi Guys. However, guy has a distinct male flavour. Could you suggest a more gender-neutral ...
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Subject of an email [closed]

So my native language is Spanish and I'm about to write an email to a colleague in English asking about several stuff. While doing so I started wondering about the subject of the email I was writing ...
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Should I repeat my greeting in an email exchange? [closed]

In case I send John Smith an email and he sends me a response, should I include "Hi John," when I am replying to his email?
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We are reminding you.. vs We remind you

assuming I'm writing an email to remind about the scheduled activity that will start in one hour, which start for the email is correct: We remind you that the scheduled activity starts in one hour. ...
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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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Perhaps or Maybe or I Guess/Think - which one is correct in formal (office) email writing

Background: Boss: Did you get that X thing is done? Me: Yes, that's done. Boss: No that's not done, I am still getting calls from people asking for X? Me: Oh, Perhaps/Maybe/I guess/I think you are ...
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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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in regards to/regarding and of/from - Grammar in formal email [duplicate]

I've been waiting for an email for several days and haven't heard of the other person yet. He emailed me, I answered him but I haven't heard back yet. I wish to send a message to remind him to answer ...
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Refer to people as 'both'

I have noticed in the emails I receive at work that people often refers to others as 'Hi both'. I cannot help to feel a little bit unconfortable when I read it. May I consider as an informal way of ...
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Email signoff alternatives

I'm a teacher at a small Swedish university, and I often communicate via email. In the beginning of a course, I tend to try to be somewhat formal, which isn't really my personal style, but soon I drop ...
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What's a good word/phrase for “something that may not lead to anything concrete”

I was passing a lead to a potential project to my manager via email. Because he's super busy, I wanted to say something like the following at the end of the email. "I hope this doesn't add _______ to ...
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“While I'm here”, but in writing

Sometimes, there are little things that we would like to write to somebody, but they seem too little to deserve an entire new email. So we wait for a more important communication to "piggyback&...
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response to professional apology [closed]

Wanted to respond to a professional email where the supervisor said they're sorry they won't be at work due to being out of town. can't find a good response, any tips?
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Email subject line is all the information I want to convey. How to instruct the sender (in the subject line itself) to not open the email body?

I want to write an email (to my boss) in which all the information is conveyed in the subject line itself: "Won't be doing the Strawberry Project" "Your work is in process" "Come quick. Party ...
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Signing off an email with 'on behalf of'? [closed]

I am writing an email as one of the committee members of a voluntary organization. Is this an appropriate way to sign off an informal email whose audience is professionals? Regards, On behalf of <...
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A source for learning how to speak or write formaly? [closed]

and thanks for helping me. I would like to know if there is a source so I can learn how to speak and write formally, mostly for these topics: -Sending a formal email to anyone or an organization or a ...

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