Uma das coisas mais difíceis é escrever emails formais ou informais em Inglês. Para evitar confusões, siga essa pequena tabela com algumas expressões para emails em inglês, de maneira formal e informal.
|Purpose||Business and important messages.||Informal messages.|
|Audience||Business and work colleagues.||Friends and family.|
|Style and accuracy
Don’t use slang, exclamation marks or smilies in formal emails.
|Professional – accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar
Thank you for your prompt response.
|Friendly – accuracy is less important
Thx 4 email, will call you l8r! J x
|Beginning and ending
Email is a fairly new format and there are no agreed rules for starting and ending.
Remember to use a formal style when writing business or work emails.
|Start and end appropriately
Yours sincerely (if you know their name)
Yours faithfully (if you don’t know their name)
(use first name if you know the person or if they have asked you to)
|No rules – your choice|
|Use of contractions
No contraction: “I will not be able to come to the meeting.” Contraction: “I won’t be able to come to the party.”
Thank you very much for the voucher. I am looking forward to spending it next time I visit your shop.
|Contractions can be used
Thanks so much for the voucher – I’m chuffed, can’t wait to spend it! Just gotta decide what to buy LOL!
|Common contractions||I am