Is adding “let me know if anything is unclear” to an e-mail really necessary or is it redundant?

(Note that I originally asked this question on the English Language Stack Exchange and was told that it belonged here (Interpersonal Stack Exchange), so I removed it from the EL SE and manually moved it here.) I am a data scientist and I regularly receive e-mails from people (our office is split between London and … Read more

Where should a period be placed when a sentence ends in a word that is meant to be copied exactly?

Where should a period be placed when a sentence ends in a word that is meant to be copied exactly? Contrived example: Let’s say that my friend is house-sitting and I want to text them the password to my laptop. The password is password123. There is no period in the password. Which of these has … Read more

Using phrases in email to prof (academic)

1. “I hope you are doing well” Will be it polite, if I write it in an email to Proff/start an email with it? He was ill, and we wrote me about it 2. Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to meet with me How to use this sentense in past tense? … Read more

Is it correct to write: “I would appreciate it if you could inform me when you could contact my manager” in a formal email?

I want to know if someone has eventually contacted my manager. I therefore want to send him a formal email to ask him very politely. Is it correct to write as follow ? “I would appreciate it if you could inform me anytime/when you could contact my manager.” Answer Neither of your examples really meet … Read more

‘Thanks for.. ‘ or ‘I thank you for…’

I was wondering if the expression “I thank you for your answer” isn’t nicer than ” Thank you for your answer”. For comparison, saying “I thank you” in French is nicer because the person who says it is more involved than when he/she simply says “Thank you for …”. Is it the same thing in … Read more

Email signoff alternatives

I’m a teacher at a small Swedish university, and I often communicate via email. In the beginning of a course, I tend to try to be somewhat formal, which isn’t really my personal style, but soon I drop all the “Dear” for “Hi” instead. In class, I’m informal and quite personal. My “problem” is the … Read more

What’s a good word/phrase for “something that may not lead to anything concrete”

I was passing a lead to a potential project to my manager via email. Because he’s super busy, I wanted to say something like the following at the end of the email. “I hope this doesn’t add _______ to your busy schedule.” where ______ = something that takes time to follow up, but may not … Read more