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Set-phrases for emails 1
2015/04/07
Stating the transaction of the email
 
Let’s look at some opening set-phrases you can use to clearly state the transaction. The first group is set-phrases you can use in formal emails such as company or product introductions, job applications, or in first or early contact emails, in the beginning stages of the relationship.
 
Task 1: Study the language bank and the sentences below. Then write your own sentences.
I am writing
 in response to n.p….
 
 in regard to n.p….
 
 in connection with n.p….
 
 on behalf of n.p. …
 
I am writing to
 ask about n.p….
 
 confirm n.p…..
 
 confirm that v.p….
 
 cancel n.p….
 
 request n.p….
 
 clear up n.p….
 
 enquire about n.p…
 
 inform you of n.p. …
 
 inform you that v.p….
 
 let you know that v.p….
 
 let you know about n.p…..
 
 tell you that v.p….
 
 thank you for n.p./Ving…
 
I am writing to cancel our appointment next Thursday.
I am writing to let you know about our new product line.
I am writing to inform you that your policy is due for renewal.
I am writing to clear up the misunderstanding caused by one of our employees.
I am writing in response to your enquiry about prices.
I am writing in connection with the job advert in the Taipei Times.
I am writing on behalf of my employer: Bad Smell Chemicals.
I am writing in regard to your email complaining about our service.
 
The second group is set-phrases you can use to make or request confirmation, which is a frequent kind of email transaction.
 
Task 2: Sort the set-phrases into the table below.
 I am pleased to confirm that v.p….
 
 Just a short note to confirm that v.p….
 
 Please confirm our n.p….
 
 Would you please confirm that v.p….
 
 Please confirm receipt of n.p….
 
 Please confirm whether v.p. …
 
 We wish to confirm that v.p….
 
 Please confirm that v.p….
 
 Please give me a call to confirm that v.p….
 
 I can confirm that v.p….
 
 This is to confirm that I will be attending n.p. ….
 
 This is to confirm that v.p….
 
 Please confirm if v.p….
 
 We hereby confirm that v.p….
 
 We wish to confirm the following: …
 
 
making confirmation
requesting confirmation
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
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*2015/04/10更新
 
Check out the answers in the language bank and read through my comments below.
making confirmation
requesting confirmation
 Just a short note to confirm that v.p….
 
 This is to confirm that v.p….
 
 This is to confirm that I will be attending n.p. ...
 
 I can confirm that v.p….
 
 I am pleased to confirm that v.p….
 
 We wish to confirm that v.p….
 
 We wish to confirm the following: ...
 
 We hereby confirm that v.p….
 
 Please confirm our n.p….
 
 Please confirm if v.p….
 
 Please confirm whether v.p. …
 
 Please confirm that v.p….
 
 Please confirm receipt of n.p….
 
 Please give me a call to confirm that v.p. ...
 
 Would you please confirm that v.p….
 
 
*The set-phrases in the language bank are organized according to how formal they are. At the top of the column are informal set-phrases, getting more formal, with the most formal ones at the bottom of the column.
 
*It’s up to you to decide which ones are appropriate to use in different situations. Think about your relationships with the reader to help you decide.
 
*Remember to make sure the details inside the set-phrases are totally correct.
 
 
  
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