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    Letter writing

    Please settle a disagreement.
    I recently composed a business letter. My first sentence was 'I write to advise of procedures to be followed...'
    My colleagues have remarked that the grammer is incorrect.


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    Re: Letter writing

    I write to advise [you] of procedures to be followed - procedures in general.

    I write to advise [you] of the procedures to be followed - specific procedures relevant to this situation.

    "you" is understood by context.

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    Re: Letter writing

    In my letters, I would use "I am writing to...

    Is this a BrE/AmE variation, Anglika? Would you say "I write to..."?


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    Re: Letter writing

    Hello Barb-d - I have used both. It rather depended on the formality of the letter and its subject matter.

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