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An email to confirm an appointment

Learn how to write an email to confirm an appointment.

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Reading text

From: Arina Marat, HR Assistant
To: Jane Claret
Subject: Your appointment on 14 March

Dear Ms Claret,

Thank you for your email.

I am writing to confirm your appointment with our HR manager, Mrs Sofia Aronov.

Your appointment will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday 14 March at our Astana offices in Emerald Towers. 

When you arrive, please go to the reception on the 26th floor and ask for me. I will take you to Mrs Aronov's office. 

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Best regards,

Arina Marat
HR Assistant

Tips

1. If you don’t know the person well, start your email with Dear + the person’s name.

2. For women, use Ms + surname unless you know they prefer to use Miss or Mrs.

3. Say thank you if you are replying to their email.

4. At the start of your email, say why you are writing: I’m writing to + verb +… .

5. Write the day (Thursday), date (14 March) and place (our Astana offices in the Emerald Towers) clearly.

6. Explain clearly what they should do when they arrive for the appointment.

7. At the end of your email, you can say I/We look forward to meeting/hearing from/seeing you soon.

8. Use Best regards or Best wishes and sign off with your name and your job title.

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Comments

I rarely received an email, like this, to confirm an appointment. I remember last summer i had received an email to confirm an appointmento to viewing a bed and breakfast, befor i booking it, for my boyfriend. In the email the host had written to me where and when we would meet.

I haven't received any email to confirm an appointment.

Yes, I sometimes receive emails like “This is just a friendly reminder that..” ;)

I have never written emails like this but sometimes I receive them

Hello evryone
I hadn't had an email to confirm an appointment already.
But I think I will have email like this in the near future, thank you consule team for your intresting subjects.

I rarely use emails like this one to confirm an appointment. I prefer WhatsApp.

I have never write or receive those kind of emails, actually here in our country we don't use email too much in our appointments or any other formal stuffs . Severql days ago my sister had an appointment with the dentist but we booked through a voice call i guess it's harder and more informal than email, but really i hope that we can use it in the future ..

I sometimes see no comma after "Dear XXX" but I rarely see no comma after "Best regards". I'm confused about the comma....
Is it correct to add comma after someone's name at the beginning of the letter?

Hello Smiley1

Some people do not use a comma in either place, but I'd say that most people do. I don't use commas in my posts here on LearnEnglish because that is our style, but in my experience it is more common to use them, and especially in American English. I don't think it makes a big difference either way as long as you're consistent, but I'd probably recommend using commas (even though I don't use them myself!).

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Kirk,
Thank you for your help.

Best,
Smiley1

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