Vanessa
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formula for a letter of correspondence The most formal formulas for opening a letter: Pursuant to your letter... Further to your letter... .....?? Thank you for help
Sep 30, 2019 9:26 AM
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The most formal I’ve seen are in legal contexts. I’ve seen things like: Regarding your correspondence dated 9/28/19 Putting the date in adds formality and clarity to which letter you are referring to. Outside of a legal or business letter it would be strange to add the date that way though. You could also start with “pursuant to”., like you said, but “further to” doesn’t sound natural. “ In response to ...” is another option.
September 30, 2019
"Persuant to" sounds better, but it very formal and antiquated English. I would just write "In response to your letter, . . ." CHARLES, https://www.italki.com/teacher/5853252
September 30, 2019
"Regarding your letter, . . ", or "In response to your letter, . . ." Greetings, Teacher Charles Harris, https://www.italki.com/teacher/5853252
September 30, 2019
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