Email in English - Phrase for Referring to Attachments


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Email in English - Phrase for Referring to Attachments

  1. 1. Email Writing: How to Refer to Attachments Friday, 30 August 13
  2. 2. 5 Phrases for Referring to Attachments 1. I have attached X. 2. ... the attached X... 3. ...X is/are attached. 4. Attached you will find X. 5. Please find attached X. Friday, 30 August 13
  3. 3. I have attached X. •I have attached the sales figures you requested. •I’ve attached the spreadsheet with all the London area client contact details. Highlights ‘I’ and uses the present perfect tense for past action with present effect. Friday, 30 August 13
  4. 4. ...the attached X... •Could you please sign and return the attached form by 25 March? With this phrase, we can do more than just say “There is an attachment”. Here,‘attached’ is part of a noun group - so this ‘phrase’ is efficient (concise) and flexible. Different verbs can be used upon the noun. noun group verbsverbs Friday, 30 August 13
  5. 5. X is/are attached •The Expansion 2020 Report is attached. •The figures you were after are attached. Highlights the attachment/file by putting it first. plural singular Friday, 30 August 13
  6. 6. Attached you will find X... •Attached you will find the product brochure you requested. •Attached you will find all the information you will need to apply for the position. Highlights that something is ‘attached’. Friday, 30 August 13
  7. 7. Please find attached X. •Please find attached my current CV. •Please find attached Leon’s proposal to open a new store. ‘Please’ adds politeness to this imperative (command) but if you need to be very polite, use another phrase. Friday, 30 August 13
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