There is no universal answer, as the best opening lines for a formal letter will vary depending on the specific situation and purpose of the letter. However, some general tips that may be useful include keeping the opening line short and to the point, avoiding overly formal or stiff language, and starting with a courteous greeting. Additionally, it can be helpful to briefly mention any relevant connections you have with the recipient in the opening line (such as mutual acquaintances or shared interests), as this can make the letter feel more personal and less like a generic formality.
With reference to your letter of 8 June, I
It is with reference to your letter of 8 June that I write to you today. I was very pleased to receive your letter and to learn of your interest in my work. Thank you for taking the time to write to me and for your kind words.
I am always pleased to hear from readers and I am glad that you enjoyed my work. Thank you for your support and I hope you will continue to enjoy my writing in the future.
I am writing to enquire about
I am writing to enquire about the possibility of renting a property from you. I am interested in the property at 123 Main Street and would like to know if it is still available for rent. I am a responsible tenant and would take good care of your property. If you are interested in renting to me, please let me know and we can discuss further details. Thank you for your time.
After having seen your advertisement in , I would like
After having seen your advertisement in the newspaper, I would like to apply for the position of customer service representative.
I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. I have experience of working in a customer-facing environment and am confident that I could provide an excellent level of service to your customers.
I would be available to start work from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.
I received your address from and would like
I received your address from [person] and would like [to meet with you/to have more information]. I am writing to request information about [topic]. I am interested in finding out more about [topic]. Would it be possible to arrange a meeting? or, if that is not possible, could you send me some additional information?
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
We I recently wrote to you about
We recently wrote to you about the possibility of expanding our business relationship. We are very interested in exploring this option further and would like to arrange a meeting to discuss the details. We believe that there is great potential for both of our companies and we are eager to move forward with this project.