How to start and finish emails

Reza responds to emails using a similar level of formality (or informality) as the person who sends the email.


Beginning a formal email:

Dear John, Mr. Smith (Mrs/Miss/Ms) – Yours Sincerely,

miss – single
mrs.- married
ms – single or married

Dear Sir/Madam – Yours Faithfully,

Hi, Good morning/afternoon/evening (Reza would not choose these greetings for formal emails unless the other person used them first)

Reza is a bit of a stickler (stickler – rigorista, insistente)

Ending a formal email:

Best wishes, All the best, Warm regards, Best regards, Kind regards,

I look forward to/I’m looking forward to + (verb) + ing (Reza would choose not to use contractions, like “I’m”, in a formal email).

Reza and Craig both agree that it’s better to be more formal in exam emails and letters.

It’s always better to be more formal than to risk offending someone by being too informal.


Beginning an informal email:

Hi, Hello, How’s it going? What’s up? Hey there! G’day (Australian greeting)

Ending an informal email:

Love, Lots of love, hugs, Cheers! kisses, see you soon!
Thanks,See you Tuesday,
Until Friday

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