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Business affairs English writes skill - avoid 3 kinds of common problems
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Starting Business Letters


THE FIRST SENTENCE Of Your Business Letter Should Be Clear, complete, concise And Written In Modern English. This Is Easily Done If You Are Able To Avoid The Following Three Common Problems.






Writing Incomplete Sentences of – of Problem 1


All The Following Sentences Are Incomplete:























Further To Your Letter Of 3 April 2001 Concerning The Trustees Of The P F Smith 1997 Settlement.

Regarding Your Claim For Attendance Allowance.


Referring To Your Letter Dated 10 March 2001 About Delayed Frequency Allocations.

Each Statement Needs To Be Continued And Completed, inserting A Comma Instead Of A Full Stop. For Example:
Further To Your Letter Of 3 April 2001 Concerning The Trustees Of The P F Smith 1997 Settlement, I Am Pleased To Enclose The Form You Requested.

Regarding Your Claim For Attendance Allowance, I Need To Ask You For Some More Information.


Or, you Could Insert A Main Verb At The Start To Complete The Sentences:


Thank You For Your Letter Of 3 April 2001 Concerning The Trustees Of The P F Smith 1997 Settlement. I Am Pleased To Enclose The Form You Requested.


I Refer To Your Claim For Attendance Allowance.


Other Verbs That Will Do A Similar Job Include'I Acknowledge';'I Confirm';'I Write To Explain'. These Alternatives Are Preferable For Another Reason; They Use Personal Words Like'I', 'you' And'we'.


Don'T Be Afraid To Write A One-sentence Paragraph At The Start Of ABusiness Letter.


Thank You For Your Letter Of 13 April 2001.


If You Are Taking The Initiative Rather Than Responding To Someone'These Phrases May Be Helpful To Get Your First Sentence Off To A Good Start of – of S Enquiry:


You May Be Interested In...
This Is An Opportunity To...
Now Is A Good Time To Consider...


Preferably One To Which The Reader Will of – of Or You Could Ask A QuestionAnswer'yes':
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