TIPS – Some opening and closing sentences for letters


Opening Sentences

  • It was lovely to hear from you after such a long time.
  • I was really sorry to hear about Aunt Mary’s accident.
  • I am a student at your college.
  • Thank you for your letter regarding the position of an office assistant.
  • This is just to thank you for your marvelous hospitality last week.

Formal Opening Sentences

  • Thank you for your letter.
  • Thank you for the information.
  • Thank you for your response.

Some opening sentences

  • I am writing to you because
  • To let you know that
  • To advise you
  • In reply to your letter
  • I wish to obtain some information
  • It is with regret I write to you
  • I regret to inform you
  • I am sorry to let you know

Ending Sentences

  • I look forward to your reply
  • I look forward to hearing from you
  • I would be grateful if you would reply as soon as possible.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact me.
  • If you have any queries do not hesitate to write to me.
  • Hope to hear from you soon.

Closing Sentences

  • Give my regards to your mother and best wishes for her speedy recovery.
  • I hope you are able to help me and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
  • I hope one day to be able to return the warm welcome.
  • We look forward to seeing you at the interview.
  • Please stay in touch.

Expressions of Concern

  • Shocked to hear about the ….
  • Understand the feeling of ….
  • I was sorry to learn about ….
  • I was shocked by the news that ….
  • I was concerned …….
  • I was upset to hear that ….

Expressions for Offering Help

  • Let me know if I can …..
  • Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need ….
  • I hope things work out all right.

Ending of Letters

  • Letters end with either ‘yours sincerely’ or ‘yours faithfully’, followed by signature and name.
  • Write ‘yours faithfully’ if it is a formal or semi-formal letter.
  • Write ‘yours sincerely’ if you are writing as a student or someone known to you.


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