Whether you’re writing an informal email to your friends and family or a formal email to your work colleagues, this is the essential vocabulary you need to use.
How to start and informal and/or formal email
Formal email greetings / opening sentences
- Dear Sir/Madam,
- Dear Sir or Madam,
- To whom it may concern,
- Dear Mr/Ms Jones,
- Dear Dr Smith,
Important: Remember that first names are not used used when writing letters or emails.
Informal email greetings / opening sentences
- Hi Juan,
- Hello Maria,
- Dear Dad,