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    #1

    regarding

    Hello

    I want to write a letter. Is it correct and natural to start it like this?

    "Regarding my coming to your office ..., I want to ..."

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    #2

    Re: regarding

    Yes, I'd possibly write that, as long as the person is immediately aware of what you are talking about. Otherwise I'd write, "Regarding my coming to your office on date/time to discuss subject, I'd like to ..."
    Note the polite way to say "I want ..."

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    #3

    Re: regarding

    I find "Regarding my coming ..." rather clunky. "Regarding my forthcoming visit to your office, scheduled for Tuesday 18th November at 10am, ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: regarding

    That won't work if the office visit has already happened.

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    #5

    Re: regarding

    If it had already happened, I'd say "Regarding my recent visit to your office, ..." or "Regarding my having visited your office on ...". I don't like the latter but it's grammatical.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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