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    What is tone of writing "Hope you are keeping fine." ?

    Dear All,
    I find this interesting and informative forum recently on web. I would like to use this forum to clear my ideas regarding english language. Recently I find an email starting with "Hope you are keeping fine." I never used this line at the start of an email. I would like to know about the tone of voice of such line if I use with others in an email.

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    Re: What is tone of writing "Hope you are keeping fine." ?

    I wouldn't use it in any work email. I could use it in an email to a friend. It sounds too informal to me for work. (British English speaker)

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    Re: What is tone of writing "Hope you are keeping fine." ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I wouldn't use it in any work email. I could use it in an email to a friend. It sounds too informal to me for work. (British English speaker)
    Thank you very much for your reply. Actually there are many such sentences used by us unknowingly at many places unsuitable sometimes.

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    Re: What is tone of writing "Hope you are keeping fine." ?

    I see it in auto-emails, and don't object to it, but I wouldn't use it in a work email I was writing.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Sep-2015 at 12:40. Reason: Fixed minor typo

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    Re: What is tone of writing "Hope you are keeping fine." ?

    Quote Originally Posted by baidyas View Post
    Dear all,
    I find found this interesting and informative forum recently on the web. I would like to use this forum to clear my ideas regarding the English language. Recently, I find found an email starting with "Hope you are keeping fine." I have never used this line at the start of an email. I would like to know about the tone of voice of such a line if I use it with others in an email.

    Thanks in advance,

    baidyas
    Note my amendments to your post above, marked in red. Like the others, I would not open a business email with such a line unless the person I was writing to was a friend and a business colleague and, even then, only if the email was intended solely for that person's eyes and wouldn't be passed on to anyone else.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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