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The Basics of Good Business Writing

The basics of good business letter writing are easy to learn. The following guide provides a list of phrases that are commonly found in any standard business letter. These phrases are used as an introduction to the content of business letters. At the end of this guide, you will find links to sites that give tips for more difficult elements of the business letter writing process, including, arguing your business objective. These standard phrases,can give a professional tone to your business letters.

I am writing to enquire about

I am writing to apologize for

I am writing to confirm

Could you possibly?

I would be grateful if you could . . . 

I would be delighted to . . . 

Unfortunately

I am afraid that

I am enclosing

Please find enclosed

Enclosed, you will find

Thank you for your help 

Please contact us again if we can help in any way

Please contact us again if there are any problems

Please contact us again if you have any questions

I look forward to . . .

I look forward to hearing from you soon

I look forward to meeting you next Tuesday

I look forward to seeing you next Thursday

Yours faithfully, (If you don't know the name of the person you're writing to) 

Yours sincerely, (If you know the name of the person you're writing to)

Best wishes, (If the person is a close business contact or friend)

Best regards, (If the person is a close business contact or friend)