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Hi,

I started a letter with the following sentence. Is this grammatically correct? Is it right and formal way to start a official letter?


This serves as request for cancellation of course ESL939FQ.


Thank you,
Alan
 

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moeen49 said:
Hi,

I started a letter with the following sentence. Is this grammatically correct? Is it right and formal way to start a official letter?


This serves as request for cancellation of course ESL939FQ.


Thank you,
Alan

Hello moeen49,

Have you got more context please? I don't understand what you want to say with this sentences. But I would start a formal letter like this:

Dear Madam/Sir,

Referring to our telephone conversation of / from ..... we would like to inform you ....
Referring to your letter from ...... we would like to inform you ...........


Hope that helps at first,
Dany ;-)
 

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I think it may be a bit over the top- it sounds as if you are going to take legal action against them. How about:

I am writing to inform you of the cancellation of course ESL939FQ ...

This would be an institute writing to students.

If the student were cancelling:

I am writing to cancel my enrollment on course ESL939FQ...
 

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tdol said:
I think it may be a bit over the top- it sounds as if you are going to take legal action against them. How about:

I am writing to inform you of the cancellation of course ESL939FQ ...

Hello tdol,

I alway begin my letters like: Reffering to your / our .............
If there weren't any conversation before, then I use your beginning.


tdol said:
I am writing to inform you of the cancellation of course ESL939FQ ...

What does "of course" mean in that context? I only know it as "Why certainly!"


Kind regards,
Dany
 

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Dany said:
Hello tdol,

I alway begin my letters like: Reffering to your / our .............
If there weren't any conversation before, then I use your beginning.




What does "of course" mean in that context? I only know it as "Why certainly!"


Kind regards,
Dany

of course xyz - this specific course/class

Personally I skip the fluff - I herewith cancel course xyz. Best regards.
 

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twostep said:
of course xyz - this specific course/class

Personally I skip the fluff - I herewith cancel course xyz. Best regards.

Thanks a lot for your answer :-D

Kind regards,
Dany
 
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