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    Question Nice to be contected klk

    Avoiding the same text in answering to an e-mail, instead of Thank you for your e-mail, I would write something like this:

    Nice to be contacted.

    OR ALSO

    Nice to be contacted from you.

    Does it work?


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    Re: Nice to be contected klk

    Those are a bit "stilted"; how about:

    How nice to hear from you.

    It's good to hear from you again.

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    Question Re: Nice to be contected klk

    Grammatically asking

    Good hearing from you again

    instead of

    It's good to hear from you again

    does it work?


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    Re: Nice to be contected klk

    It's colloquial and very informal. It could be used.

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    Question Re: Nice to be contected klk

    Thank you for answering Anglika.

    In fact, my question was for understanding much better the approach who write or contact me. For example, a recruiter contacted me by using Good speaking with you just now and I supposed that the correct phrase had to be It's good to speak with you just now, is it correct?

    If yes, I imagine that he wanted to be informal, is it correct too?

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    Re: Nice to be contected klk

    Quote Originally Posted by SunMoon View Post
    Thank you for answering Anglika.

    In fact, my question was for understanding much better the approach who write or contact me. For example, a recruiter contacted me by using Good speaking with you just now and I supposed that the correct phrase had to be It's good to speak with you just now, is it correct?

    If yes, I imagine that he wanted to be informal, is it correct too?
    The recruiter was just being 'chummy'.

    b
    PS And you don't answer to an email either; you just 'answer' it.


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    Re: Nice to be contected klk

    I would say that if you are looking for a strictly good grammatical structure, then no, it is not good. However, in semi-formal or informal language use, and particularly it would seem in English, there are many structures that are not quite "correct" but perfectly understandable and acceptable. It is all a part of becoming truly fluent when you feel happy using these.

    The answer to your second question is yes, he is being slightly informal and giving a friendly impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The recruiter was just being 'chummy'.

    b
    PS And you don't answer to an email either; you just 'answer' it.

    YOU ARE RIGHT - THANK YOU INDEED!

    TO and THE make me MAD!!!

    Thank you for your help, it helps me to understand when I make mistakes, indeed.

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    Question Re: Nice to be contected klk

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I would say that if you are looking for a strictly good grammatical structure, then no, it is not good. However, in semi-formal or informal language use, and particularly it would seem in English, there are many structures that are not quite "correct" but perfectly understandable and acceptable. It is all a part of becoming truly fluent when you feel happy using these.

    The answer to your second question is yes, he is being slightly informal and giving a friendly impression.
    THANK YOU, ANGLIKA!

    I wondering if someone is informal or chummy with me and I do not neither, is it seem that I want keep a gap (space) in our relationship?


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    Re: Nice to be contected klk

    Quote Originally Posted by SunMoon View Post
    THANK YOU, ANGLIKA!

    I wondering if someone is informal or chummy with me and I do not want to be either, will it seem that I want keep a space [distance is another good word here] in our relationship?
    Yes!

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