Sending and receiving emails
Read the email below and then do the tasks. Task 3 asks you questions about the email below.
Task 3: Starting an email
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To: Sales Team
CC: Hatem Trabelsi; Patricia Bartlett
Subject: RE: Meeting next week
Attachments: New proposal.rtf (376KB)
Hello Sales Team,
I’ve got an idea for next week – see the attached file. I’d like to hear what you think about my suggestion.
I think Hatem and Patricia may be interested, so I’ve copied them in too. Let’s talk more at the meeting next week.
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Connect is a verb whereas link can be a verb or a noun.
When referring to internet sites/pages/addresses we use link.
Connect is used most often for physical connections (in electronics, for example).
CC is an abreviation which comes from letter-writing. It refers to carbon copy – the process of writing two letters at one using carbon paper. You can use it as a verb in spoken English but only in the context of emails ('I'll write to him to day and CC you.').
A question is one sentence which asks for information. A query (making a query) is the process of trying to get information, usally from an official source such as an institution or a company. Thus, you can make a query by asking a question, but also by writing a letter or other means.
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