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Formal and Informal Language in Emails

By Jacqueline Schaalje I’ve written about this subject before here.  In that article you could read about the differences between formal and informal language in emails. Formal language uses could and may. We then learnt how to make formal emails more friendly. When you’re writing it’s very important to sound friendly, because your message is meant… Continue reading Formal and Informal Language in Emails

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Alternative Ways of Expressing Your Opinions – What else to say besides I think and I believe

This week a student asked me: “Is it really necessary to say ‘I believe you’re right,’ or: ‘I feel this and that.?’ It sounds childish.” Well, you don’t have to use these expressions, but they’re certainly not childish. It just makes it clear that what you’re saying is an opinion and not a fact. I… Continue reading Alternative Ways of Expressing Your Opinions – What else to say besides I think and I believe

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