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Formal and Informal Expression

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General greetings (Formal)
Hello!
How are you?
How are you doing?
How is everything?
How’s everything going?
How have you been keeping?
I trust that everything is well.

General greetings (Informal)
Hi.
What’s up?
Good to see you.
How are things (with you)?
How’s it going?
How’s life been treating you?
Greeting a person you haven’t seen for a long time (Formal)
It has been a long time.
It’s been too long.
What have you been up to all these years?
It’s always a pleasure to see you.
How long has it been?
I’m so happy to see you again.

Greeting a person you haven’t seen for a long time (Informal)
How come I never see you?
It’s been such a long time.
Long time no see.
Where have you been hiding?
It’s been ages since we last met.

Beginning talking (formal)
Thank you for your email regarding
I am writing on behalf of
I am writing to draw your attention to
It was nice to hear from you
It’s been ages since I’ve heard from you
How are you? Hope you and your family are doing well
I am writing to let you know
Beginning talking (informal)
It was nice to hear from you
It’s been ages since I’ve heard from you
How are you? Hope you and your family are doing well
I am writing to let you know
Making a request (formal)
I would appreciate if you could
I would be most grateful if you would
Would you be so kind and
I was wondering if you could
Making a request (informal)
You don’t mind …ing (…) (for me), do you?
Do me a favour, will you?
Would it be possible for you to?
Can/Could I ask you to?
Apologizing (formal)
We apologise for any inconvenience caused
Please accept our sincere apologies
Apologizing (informal)
Sorry for any trouble caused
We are very sorry
Complaining (formal)
I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with
I find it most unsatisfactory that
I’d like to complain about
Complaining (informal)
I’m fed up with (someone/something)
I am not happy with
I’m rather annoyed with
Endings (formal)
I look forward to hearing from you
If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me
Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions
Endings (informal)
Give my love to
Hope to hear from you soon
Just give me a call if you have any questions
Signing off (formal)
Yours sincerely (Dear + name)
Yours faithfully (Dear Sir/Madam)

Signing off (informal)

good bye

all the best

best of luck

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