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    dakochan is offline Newbie
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    hi, this is my first formal email, i'm not really confident about it. would u please check it for me?

    the case:
    i've paid my school fee and according to the college i'll received a notification letter. but it's been 3 weeks since i did that and i haven't got any mail from them.
    here is the mail:

    Dear Ms. Shierly,

    I am Dakochan (student ID No:1234). I am writing to confirm that I have paid the International Student Semester Fee of $1234 Cdn. on March 14, 2008. I am looking forward to receive the Letter of Acceptance. I would be grateful if you could inform me whether you have received the payment or not and would you please kindly e-mail me when you have sent the Letter of Acceptance? So that I would know if there is a missed postal delivery.

    Thank you for your attention.

    Sincerely,
    Dakochan
    Last edited by dakochan; 04-Apr-2008 at 10:32.

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    Dear Ms. Shierly,
    re (John) Dakochan ID No. 1234

    I am contacting you to confirm that I paid the International Student Semester Fee of $1234 Cdn. on March 14, 2008. I am looking forward to receiving the Letter of Acceptance. I would be grateful if you could confirm that payment has been received. Also, it would be most appreciated if you could please kindly e-mail me when you have sent the Letter of Acceptance. I am concerned in case there is a missed postal delivery.

    Thanking you for your trouble.

    Sincerely,
    John Dakochan

    Note: If you had written ...'that I have paid the International Student Semester Fee of $1234 Cdn.'
    the present perfect tense would have been correct. However:
    .you have given a definite date, it was paid on that date, it is done, over, as of that date, so use the past tense

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    Hello,

    I have recently decided to write to several British universities.I need some information and I have written a lot of formal letters.However,this is the first time I need to write an email for a real situation.Is there anything special about a letter of enquiry?I am not asking for a sample letter just some tips so i don't mess up.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Not really- I write formal emails and formal letters the same way.

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