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What does it mean for someone to say "I've read something with interest" [closed]

Is there any positive or negative connotation attached to this phrase? Suppose I sent someone something by email, and the reply begins: "I've read your email with interest." Is that good ...
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Punctuation after "This is X..." when introducing oneself

I would like to politely remind someone who I am over email. I'm not sure about the usage of the semicolon in the sentence below. I find if I replace it with a period, it's too abrupt sounding. I'm ...
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Need Some Clarification on Signing Off a Letter [closed]

Can you sign off a letter with the following: Dear Joe, I appreciated the cake you sent me. Thank you, Bob But doesn't the above sound like you're thanking yourself (Bob) instead of Joe? "Thank ...
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A first line of a business email when you don't know the name nor gender of a person you write to (and time-agnostic too) [duplicate]

"Greetings," and "hello there" are not businessy enough, are they? "Dear Sir or Madam," sounds a bit too pompous. "Good time of a day" sounds strange. Are there ...
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How to ask recipient of mail to wait a few more days? [closed]

I am replying to an email, and I would like to express that I need more days to sign a contract, but in a polite manner. The obvious thing to say is Please give me a few more days But this sounds ...
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How to express gratitude to an interviewer regardless of the interview outcome? [closed]

I'm drafting a thank-you note to the recruiter after a series of onsite interviews with the team. And wondered if it might seem less polite or render a discounted feeling if I included the following ...
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Is it appropriate to skip salutation and just get to the point when you are replying to a potential employer? [duplicate]

So, I've been sending emails back and forth to this company regarding some job opportunities but I always find it a bit awkward as to how I'm supposed to reply to them. Say they asked me for my ...
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Thanking someone for their email [closed]

I run a business and answer several emails a day. I tend to interact with people in an informal way. On their first message, I always put "Thank you for messaging me" in the first line of a ...
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Appreciation Email: in or with: Awesome work Mark [in/with] coordinating, planning and delivering the training

One of my reports in India trained a batch of new hires in Costa Rica recently. He has received great feedback from his trainees, for e.g. Thank you very much Mark for all your support and your ...
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Confusion about an email reply [closed]

I am an undergraduate student. I was applying to transfer to another university. I wrote to a university official requesting some information, and here is the conversation: Me: ask if the college ...
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Should I place comma after mentioning what the secondary character did and after mentioning the person's title?

Take the following message as an example: Here I am talking to 'Mr. David' who is an executive chef regarding an application for 'Head Chef' where 'Ms. Jolie' told me (by email) that 'Mr. David' will ...
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Is there a better way to say 'feel free to get back to me later'? [closed]

I'm writing an email to ask my friend some questions, it's on the weekend so I just want to be polite and let him know it's okay to get back to me later. Is there a way I can express this meaning ...
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Is "prune down" correct usage?

Prune meaning to cut down something or chop down. I am writing to a user that I am removing additional permissions from her profile which are irrelevant to her daily work. So would it be correct if I ...
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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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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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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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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 a sentence in emails?

I have recently joined a new company and realized that there are some employees fond of adding ", please" at the end of a sentence in emails, e.g. I would like to send you the files in PDF ...
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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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