# Writing Formal and Informal Letters. Part 1. Домбровская И.В - 63 стр.

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APPENDIX
Accepting an invitation
Formal
Informal
Opening
Remarks
I would be delighted to, I would be
honoured to, I am writing to accept your
kind invitation, etc
I'd love to come, Thanks for the kind invi-
tation, The party you invited me to sounds
lovely, I'd be glad to, e
Closing
Remarks
I will be attending, I look forward to
seeing you, etc
I can't wait to see you again, Until next
Saturday then, etc
Refusing an invitation
Formal
Informal
Opening
Remarks
It will be impossible to attend, I am un-
able to fit it into my schedule, I am
afraid I am unable to, I have to refuse,
Owing to other commit
ments, etc
I'm afraid I can't come, I'm sorry to tell
you, I'd love to come but, I can't make it, I
won't be able to come, etc
Closing
Remarks
I am sorry to miss the opportunity of, I
hope to be given the opportunity to meet
you some other time, etc
It's a real shame, I hope we can get together
some other time, I'm sorry to miss, How
Formal Informal Opening
Remarks
you possibly send, May I request, I
would be grateful if, Could you please
send further details, etc
Can you send me, Tell me if, Let me know,
etc
Closing
Remarks
I would appreciate it if you could inform
me as
soon as possible, I look forward to
receiving, It would be of great help if
you could fax me the details, etc
Let me know, Tell me soon, Send me the
details, etc
Giving information
Formal
Informal
Opening
Remarks
I am writing to inform you about, In re-
ply to your query, The following infor-
mation is what was requested, I am
pleased to be able to assist you in your
enquiries, etc
After you asked me to, This is what I found
out, I hope this is the information you were
looking for, This is what you asked me
Closing
Remarks
I hope that I have been of some help to
you, I trust that this is the information
you require, Please inform me if I can
be of any further assistance, etc
you need any more help finding out about,
Formal
Informal
Opening
Remarks
I strongly recommend that, I would sug-
gest that, I believe the best course of
action is, I would advise you to, etc
If I were you, How about doing this, Why
don't you, Let me give you some advice, etc
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APPENDIX
Accepting an invitation
Opening      Formal                                      Informal
Remarks      I would be delighted to, I would be         I'd love to come, Thanks for the kind invi-
honoured to, I am writing to accept your    tation, The party you invited me to sounds
kind invitation, etc                        lovely, I'd be glad to, etc
Closing      I will be attending, I look forward to      I can't wait to see you again, Until next
Remarks      seeing you, etc                             Saturday then, etc

Refusing an invitation
Opening      Formal                                      Informal
Remarks      It will be impossible to attend, I am un-   I'm afraid I can't come, I'm sorry to tell
able to fit it into my schedule, I am       you, I'd love to come but, I can't make it, I
afraid I am unable to, I have to refuse,    won't be able to come, etc
Owing to other commitments, etc
Closing      I am sorry to miss the opportunity of, I    It's a real shame, I hope we can get together
Remarks      hope to be given the opportunity to meet    some other time, I'm sorry to miss, How

Opening      Formal                                      Informal
Remarks      I am writing to ask/inquire about, Could    Can you send me, Tell me if, Let me know,
you possibly send, May I request, I         etc
would be grateful if, Could you please
send further details, etc
Closing      I would appreciate it if you could inform   Let me know, Tell me soon, Send me the
Remarks      me as soon as possible, I look forward to   details, etc
receiving, It would be of great help if
you could fax me the details, etc

Giving information
Opening      Formal                                      Informal
Remarks      I am writing to inform you about, In re-    After you asked me to, This is what I found
ply to your query, The following infor-     out, I hope this is the information you were
mation is what was requested, I am          looking for, This is what you asked me
enquiries, etc
Closing      I hope that I have been of some help to     I hope this will help you, Let me know if
Remarks      you, I trust that this is the information   you need any more help finding out about,