- Hi Dennis,
- Hello Claire,
- Dear Mum,
REASON FOR WRITING / REPLYING
- Just a quick note to invite you to…/ to tell you that…
- This is to invite you to join us for...
- Thanks for your e-mail, it was wonderful/great to hear from you.
- I wanted to let you know that / tell you about / ask you if…
MAKING A REQUEST / ASKING FOR INFORMATION
- I was wondering if you could come and see me sometime next week.
- Would you mind coming early to help me clear up the place?
- Do you think you could call Jerry for me?
- Can you call me/ get back to me asap? (as soon as possible)
OFFERING HELP / GIVING INFORMATION
- I’m sorry, but I can’t make it tomorrow. (= I can’t come tomorrow.)
- I’m happy to tell you that John and I are getting married next month.
- Would you like me to come early and help you clear up the place?
- How about I come and help you out?
- Do you need a hand with moving the furniture?
- How can I help?
- If you need me, I am here.
- I’m sorry to say that you’re late with the payments.
- I hope you won’t mind me saying that the place you’d recommended to us wasn’t as nice as we’d expected.
- I’m sorry for the trouble I caused.
- I apologize for the delay.
- I promise it won’t happen again
- I’m sorry, but I can’t make it to the meeting.
- I’m attaching/sending you the holiday photos.
- Sorry, but I can’t open it. Can you send it again in … format?
- Hope to hear from you soon.
- I’m looking forward to seeing you.
- Let me know how you are.
- All my love,
- Love you.