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Gratitudes, Thanks and Appreciation


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    There are the most commonly-used patterns for expressing gratitude, thanks or appreciation:

  1. I {shall|should}*) be the most grateful if you {are|were|would be} able to...
  2. I {will|would} ve very thankful if you {are|were} in a position to...
  3. I am very thankful to you for...[gerund]
  4. I wish to express my deep {gratitude|thanks} to you for...
  5. May I express my sincere gratitude to you for...
  6. Allow me to express my sincere thanks to ypu for...
  7. (I) Thank you so much for...
  8. Please accept my sincere {thanks|gratitude} for...
  9. {May I|Allow me to} take this opportunity {of thanking|to thank} you for...
  10. I should like {to take|to make use of} this opportunity {of thanking|to thank} you for...
  11. I wish particularly to acknowledge my thanks to you for...
  12. I {will|would} be much obliged if you...
  13. I {am|shall be} much obliged to you {for|if you}...
  14. I {am|shall be}greatly indebted to you {for|if you}...
  15. I {shall|should} very much appreciate your [gerund]...
  16. We would appreciate it very much if you could...
  17. I {am|shall be} most appreciative for...
  18. I wish to express my full appreciation for...

    Expressinng thanks for sending letters, printed matter:

  1. Thank you for sending me...
  2. It is so kind of you to send me...
  3. I am grateful to you for sending me...
  4. I am much obliged to you for sending me...
  5. I wish to thank you most sincerely for your kind letter of July 12, 19..
  6. We thank you very much for your kind letter of May 10, 19..
  7. Many thanks for your letter of June 17.
  8. I am most grateful to you for sending me a reprint of your paper.

See advice.


*)In American English 'will' and 'would' are generally used, althhough this is also falling into use in British English.

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Courtesy and Kindness


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    Courtesy and kindness phrases and sentences:

  1. {Through|By} the courtesy of...
  2. I wonder if you would be so {kind|good} as to...
  3. Will you be so kind as to...
  4. Will you kindly...
  5. Kindly...
  6. Please...
  7. I {shall|should} be {happy|glad|pleased} if you...
  8. We are so {happy|glad|pleased} to...
  9. We {will|would} be most {happy|glad|pleased} to...
  10. I cannot tell ypu how {happy|glad|pleased} I am to...
  11. I have much pleasure in...
  12. It gives me great pleasure to...
  13. It {is|was|would be} a great pleasure (to me) to...
  14. It is a great honour and pleasure to...
  15. Thank you for your courtesy...
  16. I am so grateful to you for your kindness.
  17. I thank you very much for your kindness.
  18. I {cordially|sincerely} thank you for kindness.
  19. I very much appraciate your {kindness|courtesy}.
  20. May I {take|use} this opportunity of thanking you for all your kindness.
  21. I wish to thank you in advance.

See advice.

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Information about Sending Printed Matter


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    Here are some of the most common opening phrases in letters carrying information about sending printed matter, documents, etc.:

  1. I am sending you this letter to inform you that...
  2. I am sending you under separate cover...
  3. I have the pleasuree of sending you (under separate cover)...
  4. By the same {mail/letter} I am sending you...
  5. We are sending you {herewith/herein}...
  6. I enclose {herewith/herein}...
  7. You will find {enclosed/with this letter}...
  8. Please find enclosed...
  9. Attached to this letter you will find...
  10. I send you {by surface mail/by air mail}...

See advice.

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Acknowledging Receipt of Letters or printed Matter


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    Opening lines for acknowledging receipt of letters and printed matter:

  1. We {acknowledge/confirm} receipt of your letter of 10th April 19..
  2. Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of 7th June 19..
  3. We have pleasure in acknowledging receipt of your reprint.
  4. We are in receipt of your letter of 24th April.
  5. We are{pleased/very glad} to {receive/have} your kind letter of January 14th.
  6. It {is/was}a great pleasure to receive your letter of 10th April...
  7. I have recived your letter of March 10...
  8. I have your letter of November 10...
  9. Your letter of January 15th has just arrived.
  10. This is to inform you that I have received your paper for publication.
  11. Your letter of April 12th to Dr. M. has been received here during his absence.
  12. I am delighted to receive your letter of 6th February

See advice.

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Replying to Letters


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    Replying lines at the beginning of the letter:

  1. In {reply|answer|responce} to your letter of (the) 23th March...
  2. Replying to your letter dated (the) 7th April...
  3. This is in reply to your letter of May 9th {about|regarding|concerning}...
  4. It is a great pleasure to reply to your letter of June 10th.
  5. We very much regret not to have replied to your letter of March 3th...
  6. I am awfully sory not to have replied to your letter of February 6th...

    Replying lines (usually) at the end of the letter:

  1. We should appreciate a prompt reply.
  2. We should appreciate having your reply at early convenience.
  3. Your reply by return mail would be appreciated.
  4. A prompt reply would be appreciated.
  5. Please send us a reply {at your earliest convenience|as early as possible}.
  6. Will you kindly let us have an early reply.
  7. It will be a pleasure to have an immediate reply from you.
  8. Please note that a reply is required by (the) 18th March without fail.
  9. I shall very much regret if I do not have a reply from you.
  10. {Awaiting|In anticipation of} your reply, I remain,...

    Appreciating a reply (at the beginning or end of the letter):

  1. I very much appreciate having a reply from you.
  2. I appretiate your prompt {reply|answer}.
  3. I am very grateful to you for your reply to my letter of July 22nd, 19...
  4. {Thank you|Many thanks} for your prompt reply of 15th October.
  5. It {is|was} a great pleasure to receive your reply.
  6. I am very {glad|happy} to have your reply of 19th August, 19...

    Expressing delay in replying:

  1. I am very sorrow to have taken so long in replying to you.
  2. Please excuse me for my late reply.
  3. Please forgive me for not replying sooner to your kind letter of 2nd March.
  4. I appologize for my delay in {replying to|answering} your letter.

    Some opening lines regarding reference, addition, accordance:

  1. Referring to {your|our} letter of 10th October...
  2. With (furhter) reference to our letter of 1st April...
  3. I hereby wish to refer to our previous correspondence.
  4. Reference is made to {your|our} letter of March 3rd...
  5. We have been referred to you for...
  6. Prof.J. has referred us to you for...
  7. As we mentioned in our previous letter dated November 8th...
  8. Further to our letter of 14 September...
  9. In addition to our letter of 7th July...
  10. According to your {letter|request}...
  11. In accordence with your {letter|request} dated 10th May...
  12. In conformity with your {letter|request} of August 12, 19...

See advice.

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Request


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    Opening phrases and sentences for making a request:

  1. I have a request to make to you about [noun|gerund]...
  2. I am making use of this oppottunity to approach you with a request to [infinitive]...
  3. Kindly meet my request.
  4. Please comply with my request.
  5. At the request of...
  6. Will you be so kind as to consider my request.
  7. I shall be much obliged if you gratify this request.
  8. I should like to approach you with my request.
  9. I should like very much to take this opportunity and ask you to [infinitive]...
  10. I should appreciate it very much if you would give considerable attention to my request.
  11. I hope that you will {view|consider} our request favourably.
  12. I avail myself of the opportunity {of asking you the following|of presenting my request}
  13. I should be very grateful to you if you would comply with my request.
  14. I wonder if I could ask you to [infinitive]...
  15. Please consider this letter as a request to you.

    Opening phrases and sentences for replying to a request:

  1. {Replying|In reply} to your request...
  2. I am very happy to comply with your request.
  3. In accordance with your request...
  4. As requested by you...
  5. I should certainly find it a great pleasure to comply with your request.
  6. In responce to your request, I am {happy|sorry} to inform you.
  7. With regard to your request, I wish to inform you that...
  8. I am very glad that you have approached me with your request.
  9. I regret very much that I am not in a position to comply with your request as...
  10. I feel sorry that I cannot do anything for you as...
  11. I should very much like to do my best for you, but, unfortunately, I cannot comply with your request due to...
  12. Thank you very much indeed for meeting my request.
  13. I am very grateful to you for the trouble you have taken to consider my reqest.
  14. It is so kind of you to comply with my request.

See advice.

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Attention and Consideration


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    Opening phrases and sentences dealing with attention and consideration:

  1. {I wish to|May I} call your attention to (the fact that)...
  2. Plase pay attention to...
  3. May I ask you for your {attention|consideration*)} to...
  4. May I thank you for your courteous {attention|consideration}.
  5. We request your {attention|consideration} to...
  6. I kindly ask you to {attend|consider} to...
  7. I would like very much to have your full {attention|consideration} to...
  8. I would greatly appreciate your {attention|consideration} to...
  9. I very much regret that I am not in a position to give you my {attention|consideration} due to...
  10. You will oblige if you give your {attention|consideration} to...
  11. Whatever {attention|consideration} you can possibly give to...I shall be grateful to you
  12. Would you be willing to lend your {attention|consideration} to...
  13. Would it be convenient if I ask you to {attend|consider} to...
  14. I am very glad of the opportunity to give my {attention|consideration} to...
  15. I am very grateful to you for giving so much attention to...
  16. I am really happy that I can offer you my {attention|consideration} to...
  17. I am awfully sorry I am so busy that I cannot lend you more {attention|consideration}.
  18. It is very nice of you to approach me for my {attention|consideration} to...
  19. It was very kind of you to show me so much {attention|consideration}.
  20. I highly appreciate your attention.
  21. I should like this opportunity of thanking you for the {attention|consideration} that you have shown me.
  22. I should be thankful if you would give your {attention|consideration} to...
  23. Will you kindly take into consideration (my request)...
  24. Kindly give this matter your {attention|consideration} and you will oblige.
  25. Please give due {attention|consideration} to (my request).
  26. I should like very much to hear your consideration concerning...
  27. I should be most grateful for your consideration of...
  28. I very much appreciate your consideration regarding...
  29. Please inform us of your considerations concerning...
  30. Thank you very much for your consideration.

See advice.


*)Remark: the word 'consideration' also bears the meaning of matured opinion, motive, reason or reflection, sometimes discussion, especially in scientific papers.

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Regrets, Apology and Refusal


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Here are some patterns expressing regret, apology, refusal.

    Regret*):

  1. We very much regret {to say|to inform you|to announce|...} that...
  2. I regret very much that {I am unable|I am not able|I am not in a position|...} to [infinitive]...
  3. It is with {great|deep} regret that...
  4. I regret that it has not been possible for me to [infinitive]...
  5. Please convey my deep regret to...
  6. I am sory to {learn|hear|know|inform you|announce|say|...} that...
  7. I {must|wish to} express my regret for [gerund|noun]...
  8. I must inform you with regret that...
  9. I am {very|awfully} sorry that {I am unable|I am not able|I am not in a position}...
  10. I am so sorry that it has not been possible for me to [infinitive]...
  11. You cannot imagine how {sory|disappointed} I am that...
  12. I am very sorry {to have|that I have} caused you so much trouble.
  13. I feel awfully sorry for the {trouble|inconveniences} I have occasioned you.
  14. To my great regret I am unable...

    Apology:

  1. We apologize most sincerely for all the {trouble|inconveniences} we have {occasioned|caused|given} you.
  2. Please accept my apologies for all the {trouble|inconveniences} I have {occasioned|caused|given} you.
  3. May we convey our apologies to you for [gerund|noun}...
  4. Please convey my apologies to... for..
  5. (May) I beg your pardon for...
  6. Please exuse me for...
  7. {Please|I ask you to} forgive me for...

    When apologizing for delay in answering letters or sending material, printed matter etc., the following patterns are mostly used:

  1. I (must) apologize for the delay (taken) in answering your letter.
  2. Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in dispatching the material.
  3. I trust you will suffer no inconvenience due to delay in delivery of the material.
  4. {(May) I|I wish to} {apologize|ask you to excuse me} for not answering your letter.
  5. I must apologize to you for delaying my answer.
  6. Excuse me for the delay with my {reply|answer}.
  7. I have {purposely|intentionally} delayed my {reply|answer}.

    Refusal:

  1. I very much regret that I have to decline your...
  2. It is with great regret that I have to decline your...
  3. I am (awfully) sorry that {I have|I am obliged} to decline your...
  4. I am very sorry to decline your...
  5. {I am very sorry|I regret very much} to inform you that I am not able to accept your...
  6. I must apologize to you for having to decline your...
  7. It is a great pity that I have to refuse from [gerund]...

See advice.


*)Regret may also be expressed by beginning the sentence with the adverb 'unfortunately'.

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Inquiry


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Here are some phrases and sentences which are used in making an inquiry:

  1. I am writing to inquire if...
  2. {I wish|I should like} to inquire about...
  3. May I inquire {why|for what reason|for what purpose|...} you...
  4. May I approach you with an inquiry...
  5. I wish to make some inquiries about...
  6. I trust you will give considerable attention to my inquiry.
  7. In accordance with your inquiry of [date]...
  8. In reply to your inquiry of [date]...
  9. We shall inquire into the matter...
  10. I must thank you for all the trouble you have taken in regard to my inquiry.

See advice.

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Information and Interest


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Here are some phrases and sentences which are used in connection with information and interest.

    Asking for information:

  1. I should like certain information about...
  2. I require certain information about...
  3. We shall appreciate any information you can possibly supply us with.
  4. {Can you please|Will you kindly|Would you be so kind as to} {provide|furnish|supply} us with information {about|on|concerning|regarding}...
  5. Could you give me the following information?
  6. I should be much obliged if you would give me some information concerning...
  7. Would you be able to inform us {about|of}...
  8. I shall be grateful if you inform me {about|of}...
  9. Please advise me of...
  10. We should like to know...
  11. Will you {please|kindly} let us know...
  12. Will you please inform me how to...

    Supplying information:

  1. Enclosed for your information are...
  2. I am happy to {supply|furnish|provide} you with the information you require concerning...
  3. I hope you will find this information of use to you...
  4. We shall be pleased to send you further information if required.
  5. I trust that this is the information you {desire|requuire}...
  6. I want to communicate to you information about...
  7. {I wish|I am happy} to inform you {about|of|that}...
  8. We are pleased to be able to inform you...
  9. I have the pleasure of informing you...
  10. I shall let you know about...(as soon as ...)
  11. In replying to your letter of [date] I must inform you that...

    Acknowledging receipt of information:

  1. {According to|In accordence with} the information received from you...
  2. Thank you very much for the information on...
  3. I appreciate very much the information you have fprwarded to me.
  4. I wish to thank you for (supplying me with) the information...
  5. I am grateful to you for letting me know {about|that}...
  6. It is very kind of you to inform me...

    Interest:

  1. We are glad to here of your interest in...
  2. I would be most interested in...
  3. If you have interest in...
  4. Should you be interested in...
  5. You may be interested to know that...
  6. I wish to thank you for your interest.
  7. Many thanks for your keen interest.

See advice.

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Help and Advice


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Here are some of the most commonly-used phrases and sentences in connection with help and advice:

    Request for help and advice:

  1. May I {approach you with a request to help me|{ask|refer to} you for{help me|advice me}}...
  2. {I wonder|I would be happy|I should be grateful} if you could {help me|}...
  3. I shall appreciate any (kind of) {help|advice} that you can {render|offer} me.
  4. Would you be so kind as to help me...
  5. May I rely on you for {help|advice} {in case of|if}...
  6. I am in great need of your {help|advice}.
  7. I require your {help|advice} badly.
  8. If there is any way in which you may help I shall appreciate it immensely.
  9. I should like very much to make use of your {help|advice}.
  10. Your {help|advice} would be most highly appreciated.
  11. Could you give me your advice in this matter.
  12. Could your lend me your help in this matter.
  13. I am looking forward to your {help|advice}...

    Responce:

  1. {I am happy|I am pleased|It gives me great pleasure} {to be of this small help to you|that I can {offer|render} you this help}.
  2. If I can be of any futher help please do not hesitate {to write to me|to approach me|to let me know} at once.
  3. If you require further information..., I shall be harry to help you...
  4. The only {help|advice} that I can {offer|give} you is...
  5. I am glad that I can {help|advice} you in this matter.
  6. {I trust this|I am glad that my} advice is of (great) help to you.
  7. If you wish to take my advice concerning..., you should...
  8. {I very much regret|I am sorry} I am unable to {help|advise} you in any way.
  9. I am sorry I am unable to offer you my {help|advice}.

    Expressing gratitude for help or advice

  1. (I wish to) thank you very much for your {help|advice}.
  2. I {am grateful to you for|appreciate very much} your {help|advice}...
  3. It was so kind of you to {offer|render} me your {help|advice}.
  4. Thank you once again for your much appreciated {help|advice}.
  5. I lack words to express my deep gratitude for the {kind|fine} {help|advice} that you have given me.
  6. I am looking forward to the opportunity of returning you the {kind|fine} {help|advice} you have granted me.
  7. If I can be of any help in future, I shall be glad to hear from you.
  8. I wish to express my appreciation for all your efforts to help me...

See advice.

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Reprints, Abstracts, Publications


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  1. We should like (very much) to have a reprint of ... (for...)
  2. We should like to arrange for an exchange of publication with {you|your Commission|...} and can offer ... in return.
  3. We would appreciate it very much if you would kindly continue to send us abstracts published in...
  4. I should appreciate it if you would kindly continue to send me your reprints.
  5. I should very much appreciate having a reprint of this paper and kindly ask you to send it to me at your earliest convenience.
  6. Under separate cover I am forwarding to you a reprint...
  7. I could offer you the following papers: ...and in exchange would appreciate having...
  8. I should be glad if you could let us have an abstract of your article... (for publication...)
  9. I shall be grateful if you could arrange to forward me a {copy of your publication|your reprint} entitled...
  10. I am sorry to say that I have already distributed all my copies.
  11. I hope you will be so kind as to present me with a copy of your publication.
  12. I should be glad if you would let us have a reprint of your paper...
  13. I would be very grateful if you could arrange to forward me a copy of your publication.
  14. I would like to arrange for an exchange of {publications|reprints|...} with you.
  15. I would like to establish an exchange of...
  16. I would like to have forwarded to me ... in exchange for ...
  17. I would appreciate very much exchanging of publications with you.
  18. An exchange of reprints would be appreciable.

See advice.

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Contribution of Papers for Publication


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    Here are some of the most commonly-used patterns covering this section

  1. We invite you to contribute to our journal.
  2. We welcome any contributions from you.
  3. We ask you permition for translating and {submitting to|publicating in} the {Journal...|...}.
  4. We would be very happy to be put on your mailing list.

See advice.

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Invitations for Special Occasions


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    Extending an invitaion:

  1. I have the pleasure of extending to you an invitation on behalf of [...] to [event] to be held in [place] at [time] on [date].
  2. We are giving a dinner [place] on [date] at [time] and shall be pleased if you will favour us with your presence.
  3. I am very happy to learn that you have accepted our invitation...
  4. (On behalf of...) I have the pleasure of extending to you an invitation to...
  5. It is a great pleasure to extend to you an invitation to...
  6. (May) {I|we} have the pleasure {of inviting|to invite} you to...
  7. (May) {I|we} {cordially|sincerely} invite you to...
  8. It is a great {pleasure|privilege} and honour to invit you to...
  9. I trust you will kindly accept this invitation.*)
  10. It would give me very much pleasure if you would accept this invitation.*)
  11. It would be very much appreciated if you could reply to this invitation at your earliest convenience.*)

    Accepting an invitaion:

  1. Thank you for your {kind|sincere} invitation which I accept with great pleasure.
  2. I accept your kind invitation with great pleasure.
  3. I am pleased to receive your invitation to...
  4. It is a great pleasure and honour to accept your invitation.
  5. I have much pleasure in accepting your invitation to...

    Declining an invitaion:

  1. Thank you very much for your kind invitation, but I have to decline it owing to...
  2. I am very much obliged for your invitation to..., but I very much regret that I am unable to accept it as I have...
  3. I am sorry to decline your kind invitation.
  4. It is with great regret that I have to decline your invitation.
  5. I regret to inform you that I am not in a position to accept your invitation to...
  6. I much regret that I am not able to attend the [occasions] qwing to another previously arranged engagement.
  7. I very much regret to find that I am unable to attend the conference qwing my illness.
  8. I regret to inform you that I am not able to accept your invitation qwing to my personal circumstances.

See more useful pattern in section Invitation to Congresses and Conferences.

See advice.


*)This sentence is ussually typed in the end of letters of invitation.

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Letters Concerning Visits and Hospitality


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  1. We wish to invite you to visit this country.
  2. Please inform us of the date of my visit.
  3. I intend to make a tour of your country.
  4. Thanks you for your interest in visiting our laboratory.
  5. I hope you enjoyed your stay in this country.
  6. Thank you for the excellent hospitality you have {afforded|extended to} us.
  7. I hope you enjoyed our hospitality.

See advice.

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Letters Concerning Appointments


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  1. I wish to ask you for an appointment for [time, date].
  2. May I ask you to arrange an appointment for me with Dr. ...
  3. I would be very grateful if you would be willing to receive me at [time, date].
  4. I would be grateful if you would be willing to postpone our appointment for another time and date.
  5. I am awfully sorry to inform you that I have to cancel our appointment.

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Letters of Introduction


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  1. The purpose of this letter is to introduce to you...
  2. I am writing this letter to to introduce Dr. ... to you.
  3. I have great pleasure in introducing [...] to you by this letter.

See advice.

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Organisation of Congresses, Conferences, etc.


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  1. We have decided to convene a Congress...
  2. We are setting up an Organizing Committee for...
  3. We would be glad of your co-operation in choosing the themes of the Congress.
  4. Please inform us what themes you propose.
  5. I would like to submit the following proposals regarding...
  6. We hope that our proposals will meet with your approval.
  7. We are looking forward to your participation in the Congress.
  8. We kindly ask you to agree to co-operate with us on the Committee...
  9. I am very happy to become acquainted with the content of the program(me).
  10. We would like to welcome your report.
  11. We propose the following arrangement of presentation of papers.
  12. The length of the paper should not exceed [number] words.
  13. Each reporter will be allotted [number] minutes for his presentation.
  14. We kindly ask you to prepare a paper on...
  15. We would appreciate your assistance in organizing...
  16. I am very grateful to you for your kind invitation to cooperate with us on the Organizing Committee.

See advice.

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Inquiring for Information


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  1. I am writing to inquire about the...
  2. I would be grateful if you would send me detailed information concerning...

See advice.

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Invitation to Congresses and Conferences


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  1. The Organizing Committee for convening the III International Congress on... officially invites you to participate in the work of the Congress to be held in... from... to...
  2. On behalf of... I have the honour and pleasure of extending to you an invitation to participate in the work of Congress...
  3. By this letter I have pleasure to extend to you an invitation to attend the IV International Conference on... to be held in... from... to...
  4. We would appreciate an early reply to this invitation and hope we shall have the pleasure of seeing you at the Congress.
  5. If you find the opportunity to accept our invitation, we would appreciate receiving an abstract of your talk by [date]

See more useful pattern in section Invitations for Special Occasions.

See advice.

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Congratulations


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    Extending congratulations:

  1. May I congratulate you {on|on the occasion of}...
  2. I heartily congratulate you on...
  3. It is with great pleasure I write to congratulate you on...
  4. Please (kindly) accept my most cordial and warmest congratulations {on|on the occasion of}...
  5. On behalf of... I wish to {extend|convey} to you our sincerest congratulations on...
  6. I must write you this {letter|note} to congratulate you on... I wish you every piece of good luck.
  7. My Best Congratulations!

    Replying to congratulations:

  1. I am {obliged|grateful|thankful} to you for your sincere congratulations.
  2. Thank you very much for your kind congratulations.
  3. I must thank you most deeply for the congratulations you have sent me.
  4. It is most kind of you to write me such a {cordial|friendly} letter of congratulation.
  5. It is indeed so nice of you to send me such a warm letter of congratulation.

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Greeting and Wishes


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    Extending greetengs and wishes:

  1. Please accept my greetings and warm wishes.
  2. I would like to {convey|extend} to you and your wife my best wishes.
  3. I send you my best wishes and kind regards.
  4. May I wish you good health and prosperity in...
  5. I send you my best wishes for a quick recovery.
  6. Best Wishes for the New Year!
  7. All Good Wishes for the New Year!
  8. Best Wishes for a pleasant and successful New Year!
  9. Every Good Wish for the New Year!
  10. Every best wish to you for 19... from my family and myself!
  11. I wish you a happy New Year!
  12. Best Wishes for your Health and Happiness through the Coming Year!
  13. With all Good Wishes for the Coming Year (the New Year) from ...
  14. With Best Wishes for the New Year from...
  15. With greetings for the New Year from...
  16. Best seasonal wishes.

Replies to greetings and wishes may be expressed through the same phrases as in replies to congratulations by substituting the word congratulations for wishes or greetings.

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Sympathy and Condolence


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    Announcing death or illness:

  1. We are deeply grieved to announce that...
  2. It is with deep grief that I have to announce about...
  3. On behalf of ... I inform you of the...
  4. It is my sad duty to inform you that...
  5. It is in my bereavement that I write to you about my irreparable loss.
  6. You will, I know, be very sorry to hear of the sudden...
  7. I am writing to inform you that C__ has taken ill.

    Extending sympathy:

  1. I am deeply grieved by the sad news of B__'s sudden death. Please accept my sincere condolences.
  2. I am writing immediately to {express|convey|extend} our sincere condolences in your bereavement.
  3. I was {grieved|sad} to receive your letter this morning and to learn of...
  4. I am directed to {express|convey|extend} to you, on behalf of the Council, their deep sympathy with you in the loss of your...
  5. I simply cannot find words enough in which to express to you my profound sympathy.
  6. Please accept the expression of our deepest sympathy.

    Expressing appreciation for sympathy:

  1. I am gratful to you for your kind note of sympathy.
  2. I deeply appreciate your kind and consoling words of sympathy in my bereavement.
  3. I thank you very much for taking such an interest in my health.
  4. I am glad to inform you that I am on my way to full recovery.

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Closing Salutations


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    Here are some phrases and sentences which are used in ending the letters:

  1. With all best {wishes|regards}.
  2. With best personal {wishes|regards}.
  3. With {kind|kindest} regards.
  4. With best wishes and regards.
  5. With every good wishes and warm regards.
  6. With my cordial good wishes.
  7. Please {give|send|convey|extend} my best regards to...
  8. I extend my best wishes to you.
  9. My best wishes to yourself and your wife.
  10. With compliments.
  11. Accept the assurance of my highest {consideration|respect}.
  12. Please give my sincere and warm {remembrance|regards} to...
  13. Meanwhile I wish to remain, ...
  14. I wish, particularly, to express my thanks to you.
  15. Cordially thank you for your kindness and I am, ...
  16. Thank you once again for...
  17. Thank you for your prompt attention.
  18. Thanking you and expecting your reply at your earliest convenience, {I remain|I am,} ...
  19. Apologizing, we remain, ...

    In many letters closing phrases and sentences may begin with such verbs as 'to trust', 'to hope', and 'to look forward to'. Here are some patterns:

  1. I hope that we shall have the pleasure of seeing you again at the next congress.
  2. I hope your visit will be fruitful.
  3. I hope I will be able to visit your Institute during my stay in your contry.
  4. I hope to hear from you soon and remain with kindest personal regards.
  5. I hope to receive your favourable reply. (especially after making a request)
  6. I trust you are receiving our publications regularly.
  7. I trust to hear from you soon.
  8. I trust you will reply to us at once.
  9. We trust you will consider our request.
  10. We look forward to hearing from you.
  11. I am looking forward to seing you soon.
  12. We look forward to the opportunity {of + [gerund]|that}...
  13. I look forward to the possibility {of + [gerund]|that}...
  14. We look forward to welcoming you in this country.
  15. I look forward to the pleasure of seeing you.

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