Building a Relationship and Deciding the Level of Formality

Part of the English for Academic Research book series (EAR)


In this chapter you will learn:
  • some key differences between formal and informal English in emails

  • that establishing a good relationship can lead to useful meetings and collaborations

  • that although English uses you in both formal and informal relationships, it adopts other devices to show respect toward the recipient of an email

  • how to adopt an appropriate level of formality when dealing with people of different cultures


Friendly Request Possessive Adjective Introductory Phrase Dear Professor Formal Email 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.English for AcademicsPisaItaly

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