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    theol is offline Junior Member
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    Reply to an email

    Dear Professor XXXXXX,

    Thank you for your prompt response.
    The deadline for the letter of recommendation is December 10, 2020.
    I would like to thank you once again for your assistance. It means a lot to me to know that you (would/will) take your time to write such a positive letter for my benefit. I cannot thank you enough.

    Yours sincerely,
    XXXXXXX


    I want to make it more appropriate.
    (would/will) Which one sounds more polite and formal in the sentence above?
    The letter hasn't been written. My professor is going to.... so I am not sure if would is a good one.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Reply to an email

    Quote Originally Posted by theol View Post
    Dear Professor XXXXXX,

    Thank you for your prompt response. The deadline for the letter of recommendation is December 10, 2020.
    I would like to thank you once again for your assistance. It means a lot to me to know that you would take the time to write such a positive letter for my benefit. I cannot thank you enough.

    Yours sincerely,
    XXXXXXX


    I want to make it more appropriate.
    (would/will) Which one sounds more polite and formal in the sentence above?
    The letter hasn't been written. My professor is going to.... so I am not sure if would is a good one.
    Thanks.
    See above.

    In my humble opinion, "would" is the correct choice.
    Not a professional teacher

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