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    ckcgordon is offline Junior Member
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    Default Expressions (for someone whose family members have passed away)

    What should we say (in written form) when we learn that the family member of your friend has passed away? My friend has just sent an email telling us (me and my friends) that his father has passed away. I want to write a reply to make my friend feel better but I don't know the proper expressions to be used in occasions like this, because I'm not a native speaker of English.

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    Default Re: Expressions (for someone whose family members have passed away)

    The traditional formal expression is "Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your father".

    However, it is just as good to write from your own feelings, keeping your message short. Try to recall some happy time spent with your friend and his father. Express sympathy for his loss.

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    Default Re: Expressions (for someone whose family members have passed away)

    Thank you so much for your help.

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