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Opening and closing phrases for letters and emails English lesson

Phrases for opening and closing letters and emails

This lesson you will  learn the vocabulary on  phrases used for starting or ending emails and letters. The last part of the lesson shows examples of how you can start the first sentence and closing a letter or email. There is a example of what a formal letter should look like. 

Opening and closing letters and emails

Opening phrases

 Closing phrases

Dear Mr/ Mrs/ Ms/ Miss Jones

Yours sincerely

Dear Jack


Dear Sir

Yours faithfully

Dear Madam

(With) Best wishes

Hi Jerry

See you soon

 My darling Linda

Hear from you soon

  Kind regards

Writing a formal letter or email

Emails can be less formal, but it is best to always good practise write emails as you would a letter.

Start with Dear John / Sarah

Reasons for writing your letter or email

In reply to your letter ... .

Thank you for your letter of May 14th concerning … .

Thanks for your email ... .

Following our phone conversation ... .

Thank you for your letter.

It was kind of you to write to me.writing email and letters opening sentences

I got your lovely letter.

I am writing to inform you that..

Phrases for finishing your letter or email

Please contact me again if you need any more information.

If I can be of any further assistance, please do contact me again.

Let me know if you need anything else.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Hear from you soon.

See you in Manchester.

Take care.

Give my love to the rest of the family.

Must go now.

Love from Sarah

Much love from Paul.

See you on Sunday, Yours, Sarah

Yours faithfully,

Looking forward to seeing you soon, Yours sincerely,

Attaching and enclosing documents

I attach ... .

I enclose ... .

Please find enclosed … .

Example of what a letter should look like 


what a formal letter should look like

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