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.
Start with Informal - Hi Hi + first name Or first name only Or no name and no greeting at all Neutral - Dear + first name
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)
Examples: John Smith Mr. Smith Sarah Connor (married) Mrs. Connor Yoko Otsuka (single) Miss Otsuka Sandra Torres (married or single?) Ms Torres
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.
End with Sincerely yours Truly yours Faithfully yours
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