- 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
- 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.
- 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.