Users' questions

Why did I not write an email to a friend?

Why did I not write an email to a friend?

Because you haven’t been in contact in a long time, you should have a lot of interesting things to say or questions to ask them. So why do many people struggle when writing one and end up writing a boring one, a very short one or not writing one at all? The main reason is because they don’t plan before they start writing the email.

When to write an informal email to a friend?

I’m sure you did brilliantly as always! As for me, I’ll have been in the new job three months by the end of next week so I’m feeling more settled in. At first I felt like I had no idea what I was doing but now I realise it’s normal to feel like that.

What should I say in an email to a friend?

(phrase) It is important when you write an email to a friend that you show that you remember things about their life. By doing this, it shows that the person is important to you (which if they are a friend they should be). In addition to this, you should also ask them questions about their life.

When to apologise for not contacting a friend?

(phrase) In an email to a friend where there has been no contact in a long time, it is polite to apologise for not contacting sooner at the beginning. This is what ‘sorry, I haven’t been in contact recently’ is to do. When you apologise, don’t give an excuse like you’ve been busy (it sounds false). Blame yourself for being lazy.

Because you haven’t been in contact in a long time, you should have a lot of interesting things to say or questions to ask them. So why do many people struggle when writing one and end up writing a boring one, a very short one or not writing one at all? The main reason is because they don’t plan before they start writing the email.

Why is email not a good way to communicate?

Email lacks true interactivity as well as immediate feedback that in-person contact can bring you. Simply to understand if your message is understood the way you meant it, is more difficult in an email conversation than it is in a phone, video or face to face conversation.

(phrase) It is important when you write an email to a friend that you show that you remember things about their life. By doing this, it shows that the person is important to you (which if they are a friend they should be). In addition to this, you should also ask them questions about their life.

(phrase) In an email to a friend where there has been no contact in a long time, it is polite to apologise for not contacting sooner at the beginning. This is what ‘sorry, I haven’t been in contact recently’ is to do. When you apologise, don’t give an excuse like you’ve been busy (it sounds false). Blame yourself for being lazy.