Formal and Informal Email Vocabulary and Phrases

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.

Formal and informal email template phrases and vocabularyHow to start and informal and/or formal email

Formal email greetings / opening sentences

Formal

  • 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

Informal

  • Hi Juan,
  • Hello Maria,
  • Dear Dad,

Watch the video to see informal and formal email phrases in use

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