Learn useful Formal and Informal Expressions in English with examples and pictures.
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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.