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Letters and emails: Formulating the content

Asking for information

English letters emails
I would be grateful if you would send me some information on… Checkmark Checkmark
I would be interested to find out more about… Checkmark Checkmark
your products / your services / your offers.
Please could you send me… Checkmark Checkmark
a brochure / a catalog / your current price list?

Requesting something

English letters emails
I would be grateful if you would… Checkmark Checkmark
Would you / Could you please… Checkmark Checkmark
It would be great if you would… Business translation no-go Checkmark

Requesting a quote

English letters emails
Please could you send me a quote for… Checkmark Checkmark
I would be grateful if you could send me a quote for the following:… Checkmark Checkmark

Confirming

English letters emails
I am pleased to confirm that… Checkmark Checkmark
I just wanted to… Business translation no-go Checkmark
confirm the meeting / our appointment

Referring to attachments / enclosures

English letters emails
Please find attached… Business translation no-go Checkmark
Please find enclosed… Checkmark Business translation no-go

Thanking

English letters emails
I would like to express my sincere thanks for… Checkmark Checkmark
I am deeply grateful for… Checkmark Checkmark
Thanks very much for… Business translation no-go Checkmark

Congratulating

English letters emails
I would like to wish you a very happy…
birthday / anniversary
I am writing to send you my warmest congratulations on…
your promotion /anniversary / new venture / new job.
I wish you all the best for…
your retirement / new job.

Inviting

English letters emails
You are warmly invited to… Checkmark Checkmark
I would be delighted if you would join us / me for… Checkmark Checkmark
Would you like to… Business translation no-go Checkmark

Making an appointment

English letters emails
I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person.
Would you like to get together for lunch / coffee / dinner to discuss this in person? Business translation no-go Checkmark
When are you free this week? Business translation no-go Checkmark
It would be great if we could arrange to meet sometime. When are you available? Business translation no-go Checkmark

Giving bad news

English letters emails
I (deeply) regret to inform you that… Checkmark Checkmark
Unfortunately we have no choice but to… Checkmark Checkmark
Unfortunately… Business translation no-go Checkmark

Complaining

English letters emails
Your product / your service regretably did not meet my expectations. Checkmark Checkmark
I am (deeply) disspointed in… Checkmark Checkmark
I regret that I must call your attention to… Checkmark Checkmark
I would be grateful if you could look into this. Checkmark Checkmark

Apologizing

English letters emails
Please accept my sincere apologies for… Checkmark Checkmark
the misunderstanding / the mistake.
I apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause / have caused. Checkmark Checkmark
I am very sorry about… Business translation no-go Checkmark
Sorry about… Business translation no-go Checkmark
the mix up / misunderstanding / mistake.

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