List of useful formal and informal expressions in English with examples and pictures. Learn these common phrases to improve your speaking skill in English.
Formal and Informal Expressions
How do you do? >>——-<< What’s up?
It is a pleasure to meet you >>——<< Nice to meet you
At your earliest convenience >>——<< As soon as you can
Concerned about you >>——<< Worried about you
Firstly, >>——<< To start with/…, For a start
Give my regards to >>——<< Say hello to
Have you heard from her lately? >>——<< Heard from her lately?
Have you seen Tom? >>——<< Seen Tom?
I agree with my colleague, Anna, that… >>——<< Anna’s right.
I would like to remind you that… >>——<< Don’t forget
I appreciate your assistance! >>——<< Thanks a lot!
In light of the fact that >>——<< Because
It is my opinion that… >>——<< I think…
It is necessary for me to… >>——<< I need to…
It is not necessary for you to… >>——<< You don’t hafta…
It is recommended >>——<< We recommend
Please accept our apologies for… >>——<< Sorry…
Secondly/ Besides/ Furthermore, >>——<< Another good thing is/ What’s more/ Not only that,
Lastly, >>——<< And one of the best things is…/ And best of all, / The most important thing is…
She has the ability >>——<< She can
The plan was implemented / carried out >>——<< They put the plan into action
Our destination >>——<< The place where we want to go
I regret to inform you of… >>——<< I’m sorry to tell you that…
I was hoping that you could… >>——<< Could you…?
It will cease to be a problem >>——<< It won’t be a problem anymore
One grows weary in these matters. >>——<< I’m getting tired of this junk.
This appeared to rectify the problem >>——<< This seemed to fix the problem
Your arrival >>——<< When you get here,
Please state your business >>——<< Can I help you?
We note that you have not… >>——<< You haven’t…
I would be grateful if you could reply early. >>——<< Please get back to me ASAP.
I’d really appreciate it if you could… >>——<< Could you…?
We would like to >>——<< We want to
Would you like me to…? >>——<< Shall I…?
To consider >>——<< To think about
This demonstrates… >>——<< This shows that …
To distinguish >>——<< To tell the difference
We are in receipt of >>——<< We’ve received
Revision should be done >>——<< You should revise
This will be of great benefit to you >>——<< It will do you good
How are you doing? >>——<< What’s going on?
I am writing to inform you… >>——<< Just a note to say…
I am afraid I will not be able to attend >>——<< Sorry, I can’t make it.
The experiment was carried out/ performed >>——<< They did the experiment
Thank you for your email of the 10 of March >>——<< Thanks for your mail on 10 Mar
Please let us know of your requirements >>——<< What do you need?
People consume a tremendous amount of… >>——<< People use a huge amount of
Please let me know when you will be available. >>——<< Let me know if we can get together.
I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience >>——<< Write back soon!
As per our telephone conversation on today’s date >>——<< As we discussed this morning
We would be honored if you would attend this event >>——<< It would be great if you could attend this event.
We can assist in the resolution of this matter. >>——<< I can help you to solve this problem.
I am afraid your child is experiencing difficulty >>——<< Your kid is making trouble
I look forward to meeting you next week. >>——<< See you next week.