Dear Sir or Madam,
To whom it may concern,
Dear Mr. or Mrs. Jones,
Dear Dr. Smith,
2. Reasons for Writing or Replying
I am writing
to make a reservation,
to apply for the position of…
to confirm my booking
to ask for further information about…
With reference to our telephone conversation on Friday, I would like to let you know that…
3. Making a request, Asking for Information
Could you please let me know
If you can attend
If you are available for a meeting on December 8th?
Could you possibly arrange a meeting with the Logistics Manager?
I would also like to know if there are any swimming pools in your area.
4. Offering Help, Giving Information
We are happy to let you know that your article has been selected for publication.
I am glad to inform you that we will be holding our annual conference in São Paulo on August 4th.
Should you need any further information/assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
I am writing
to express my dissatisfaction with…
to complain about…
I regret to say that I was not completely satisfied with the room you provided us.
I would like to receive a full refund and compensation for the damages…
We would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Please accept our apologies for the delay.
Please let us know what we can do to compensate you for the damages caused.
We will make sure that will not happen again in the future.
7. Attaching Files
I am attaching my CV for your consideration.
I am sending you the brochure as an attachment.
Please see the statement attached.
Please find attached the file you requested.
8. Ending, Closing Formula
I look forward to hearing from you.
(when you start with Dear Sir/Madam)
(when you start with the name e.g. Dear Ms. Collins)