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    #1

    email enquiry hello or Dear Sir/Madame?

    I always have this problem whenever I need to make e-mail enquiry - how do you start such an e-mail? Dear Sir/ Madame/ Yours Faithfully seems pretty formal to me, or am I mistaken?. This time I need to make sure if I quallify for admission to a certain university course in Britain. Would hello/ best regards be inpolite?


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    #2

    Re: email enquiry hello or Dear Sir/Madame?

    Since emails are essentially informal communications, no formalities are really necessary. In fact, is this the right way to communicate in this situation?

    Keep it simple:

    subject : course name/number

    I am interested in applying for the above course. Please inform me of the entry requirements for applications. Many thanks.

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    #3

    Re: email enquiry hello or Dear Sir/Madame?

    So Ishould skip hellos and regards as well?


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    Re: email enquiry hello or Dear Sir/Madame?

    Yes. Keep it simple and to the point.

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