Writing emails

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Writing emails

  1. 1. By Roberto Pesantes EFL-Teacher
  2. 2. Emails Email are often written in a very brief way. Emails to friends and colleagues use informal language as in a conversation. Other emails, for example when writing to companies and organizations, use a style more like that of a formal letter.
  3. 3. Start with Informal - Hi Hi + first name Or first name only Or no name and no greeting at all Neutral - Dear + first name
  4. 4. Start with Formal - Mr. + last name (man) Mrs. + last name (married woman) Miss + last name (unmarried woman) Ms + last name (don´t know – married or unmarried)
  5. 5. Examples: John Smith Mr. Smith Sarah Connor (married) Mrs. Connor Yoko Otsuka (single) Miss Otsuka Sandra Torres (married or single?) Ms Torres
  6. 6. End with Talk to you soon/See you soon/Catch you later (informal) Regards/Cheers (informal British English) All the best/Best (informal) Take care (Informal) Love (Informal) Love (Informal) Or just the first letter of your first name, for example M (informal) If you are writing a formal email, you can use the same beginnings and endings as for formal letters.
  7. 7. End with Sincerely yours Truly yours Faithfully yours
  8. 8. Dear Ms Sanchez: I am writing this email to inform you, that we just sent you the information required three days ago, via Postal Service. Sincerely yours Jim Morrison
  9. 9. Let´s write an email

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