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    Hi,

    I started a letter with the following sentence. Is this grammatically correct? Is it right and formal way to start a official letter?


    This serves as request for cancellation of course ESL939FQ.


    Thank you,
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by moeen49
    Hi,

    I started a letter with the following sentence. Is this grammatically correct? Is it right and formal way to start a official letter?


    This serves as request for cancellation of course ESL939FQ.


    Thank you,
    Alan
    Hello moeen49,

    Have you got more context please? I don't understand what you want to say with this sentences. But I would start a formal letter like this:

    Dear Madam/Sir,

    Referring to our telephone conversation of / from ..... we would like to inform you ....
    Referring to your letter from ...... we would like to inform you ...........


    Hope that helps at first,
    Dany

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    I think it may be a bit over the top- it sounds as if you are going to take legal action against them. How about:

    I am writing to inform you of the cancellation of course ESL939FQ ...

    This would be an institute writing to students.

    If the student were cancelling:

    I am writing to cancel my enrollment on course ESL939FQ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I think it may be a bit over the top- it sounds as if you are going to take legal action against them. How about:

    I am writing to inform you of the cancellation of course ESL939FQ ...
    Hello tdol,

    I alway begin my letters like: Reffering to your / our .............
    If there weren't any conversation before, then I use your beginning.


    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I am writing to inform you of the cancellation of course ESL939FQ ...
    What does "of course" mean in that context? I only know it as "Why certainly!"


    Kind regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Hello tdol,

    I alway begin my letters like: Reffering to your / our .............
    If there weren't any conversation before, then I use your beginning.




    What does "of course" mean in that context? I only know it as "Why certainly!"


    Kind regards,
    Dany
    of course xyz - this specific course/class

    Personally I skip the fluff - I herewith cancel course xyz. Best regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    of course xyz - this specific course/class

    Personally I skip the fluff - I herewith cancel course xyz. Best regards.
    Thanks a lot for your answer

    Kind regards,
    Dany

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Thanks a lot for your answer

    Kind regards,
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    Ich stehe auf der Leitung

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