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    Let's say asking a teacher if (s)he could email you what has been covered in a lesson you couldn't attend.

    How do you end it? Saying nothing sounds weird, ending with name sounds too formal (and kinda silly when the college email says name in webmail.) And it sounds overkill to say "thanks for any time taken, XYZ".

    Is it best to avoid "thanks"/"thank you"?
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    Dear Mrs Winklevoss

    I would be so grateful if you could kindly send me via email the notes for your Pottery Lesson which i missed on Tuesday.

    Yours sincerely

    Cheryl Karmann
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
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    I didn't really have much of a choice. I couldn't put it under society "societal problems we face" OWTTE, because this is hardly an issue we face in society. Educational debate? Nah. Little to do with education. So I thought, however abstract, that the strongest link was of the ponderings between philosophy and this matter. (I can't be bothered to revisit the forum page to remember my exact reasoning, but these are close enough.)
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    Thanks,

    <first name>

    -or-

    Many Thanks,

    <first name>

    -or-

    Regards,

    <first name>

    -or-

    Kind Regards,

    <first name>

    Anything like that really, usually a 'Regards' if I've already said 'thanks' in the content somewhere. It's normal, everyone does it, most have it setup by default in their signatures. Don't bother using your full name. By using your first name, you're effectively establishing a friendly first name basis communication with subsequent emails... Hi <first name>, ....<content>... Regards -or- Thanks, <first name>.

    If it's from your company/organisation address do it anyway even if you have to keep your company format in the sig, it keeps thing both professional, friendly and informal.
 
 
 
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