Business email writing
Sometimes the first sentence of a business email is the most difficult to write, but once you get going, the rest of the email is much easier. One way to help you write the first sentence of your business email is to think about why you are writing.
Here are four of the most common reasons for writing an email, along with some sentences you can use to start your email:
1. Replying to a previous email
Thanks for the information.
Thanks for your phone call.
Thanks for getting me the figures.
2. Giving brief updates
Just a quick note to tell you…
Just a quick note to let you know…
Just to update you on…
3. Referring to an attachment
Take a look at the attached file.
Have a quick look at the file I've attached about…
Thought you might find the attached interesting.
4. Changing plans
Sorry, but I can't make the meeting tomorrow.
Sorry, but I won't be able to meet you next week.
Sorry, but something has come up and I can't meet you for lunch.
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