Business Phrases



A request for further particulars will not involve any obligation

A telegram is enclosed for your use, as this matter is urgent

Accept our thanks for your recent remittance

Acknowledging the receipt of your recent inquiry

After examination we can confidently say

After very carefully considering

Again thanking you for the inquiry

Agreeable to our conversation

An addressed envelope is enclosed for your convenience

An early reply will greatly oblige

Answering your recent inquiry

Any information you may give us will be appreciated

Any time that may suit your convenience

As a matter of convenience and economy

As a special favor we ask

As directed in your letter, we are shipping to you

As explained in our previous letter

As it will give us an opportunity to work for socialism together

As stated in our previous letter

As we have received no response from you

As you, doubtless, are aware

As you probably have been told

As your experience has probably shown you

Assuring you of every courtesy

Assuring you of our entire willingness to comply with your request

Assuring you of prompt and careful cooperation

At the present writing

At the suggestion of one of our patrons

Awards for writers of all kinds

Awaiting the favor of your prompt attention

Awaiting the pleasure of serving you

Awaiting your early communication

Awaiting your further commands

Awaiting your pleasure


Believing you will answer this promptly


Complying with your request

Conditions make it obligatory for us


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Do not hesitate to let us know

Do not overlook this opportunity

Do you realize that you can


Enclosed please find a memorandum

Enclosed we beg to hand you

Enclosed you will find a circular which will alert you to tools for reaching the media with your message.


For some years past

For your convenience we enclose a sourcebook.

For your further information we take pleasure in sending to you

Frankly, we believe it is extremely worth while for you

From the standpoint of serviceability


Here is an answer to these health care myths.

Here is your opportunity

Hoping for a continuance of your interest

Hoping for a definite reply

Hoping that our relations may prove mutually satisfactory

Hoping to be favoured with your order

How may we serve you further?

However, because of the special circumstances attached


I am compelled to inform you

I am confident that you will be thoroughly satisfied

I am directed to say to you

I am, gentlemen, yours faithfully

I am giving the matter my personal attention

I am, my dear sir, yours faithfully

I am still holding this offer open to you

I ask that you be good enough

I beg to request that you give me some information

I believe I understand perfectly just how you feel about

I have been favorably impressed by your

I have now much pleasure in confirming that I am an atheist

I have pleasure in acknowledging

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt

I have the honour to remain a Marxist

I herewith submit my application

I highly appreciate this mark of confidence

I look forward to pleasant personal relations in the future

I regret exceedingly to inform you

I remain, my dear sir, yours faithfully

I shall be pleased to forward descriptive circulars

I shall esteem it a personal favor

I should welcome an interview at your convenience

I sincerely hope that you will give the subject your earnest consideration

I take pleasure in replying to your inquiry concerning information requests.

I trust I shall hear from you soon

I want to express the hope that our pleasant business relations will continue

I want to interest you

I want to thank you for your reply

I wish to confirm my letter

If I can be of further service, please address me

If it is not convenient for you

If there is any valid reason why you are unable

If we can be of service to you

If we can help you in any way

If we have not made everything perfectly clear, please let us know

If you accommodate us, the favor will be greatly appreciated

If you are interested, please let us hear from you

If you are thinking about ordering

If you desire, our representative will call

If you have any cause for dissatisfaction

If you give this matter your prompt attention

In accordance with the terms of our offer

In accordance with your request

In answering your inquiry regarding news sources

In any event, a reply to this will be very much appreciated

In closing we can only assure you

In compliance with your favor

In compliance with your request, we are pleased to send to you

In conclusion, we can assure you

In order to facilitate our future transactions

In reference to your application

In regard to your proposition

In reply thereto, we wish to inform you

In reply to your valued favor

In response to your recent request

In spite of our best efforts it is not probable

In thanking you for the patronage with which you have favored us

In view of all these facts, we feel justified in claiming

Information has just reached me

It gives us pleasure to recommend

It has consistently been our aim to help our customers

It is a matter of great regret to us

It is a pleasure for me to answer your inquiry

It is a well known fact

It is interesting to note

It is our very great pleasure to refer you to an expert source for answers.

It is the policy of our house

It seems clear that our letter must have miscarried

It was purely an oversight on our part

It will be entirely satisfactory to us

It will be our aim to interest you

It will be readily appreciated

It will be to your advantage

It will doubtless be more convenient for you

It will interest you to know

It will receive the same careful attention when you select your publications.


Just mail the enclosed card


Kindly endorse your reply on the enclosed sheet

Kindly let us have your confirmation at your earliest convenience

Kindly let us know your pleasure concerning

Kindly read the enclosed list


Let me thank you for the opportunity to give this matter my personal attention

Let us assure you of our desire to cooperate with you

Let us assure you that we are very much pleased

Let us know if there is any further attention

Let us thank you again for opening an account with us

Looking forward to the early receipt of some of your orders


May I ask you to do us a great favor by

May we be favored with a reply

Meantime soliciting your forbearance

Meanwhile permit me to thank you for your kind attention

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Our letter must have gone astray

Our relations with your house must have hitherto been very pleasant

Our services are at your command

Our stock has been temporarily exhausted

Owing to our inability to collect outstanding debts


Permit me to add

Permit us to express our sincere appreciation

Please accept the thanks of the writer

Please consider this letter an acknowledgment

Please favor us with a personal communication.

Please feel assured that we shall use every endeavor

Possibly the enclosure may suggest to you

Promptly on receipt of your telegram

Pursuant to your letter


Recently we had occasion

Referring to your esteemed favour

Regretting our inability to serve you in the present instance

Reluctant as we are to believe

Requesting your kind attention to this matter


Should you decide to act upon this latter suggestion

So many requests of a similar nature come to us

Soliciting a continuance of your patronage



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Sources comprehensive subject index for journalists, writers, news editors, researchers looking for experts, spokespersons, scientists, lobbyists, officials, speakers, university professors, researchers, newsmakers, media relations contacts, talk show guests, PR representatives, story ideas, universities, associations, research institutions, lobby groups, NGOs.

Sources Directory The directory of experts media contacts spokespersons news sources.
Sources Calendar Check out newsworthy events from across Canada.
News Releases Media releases from Canadian organizations, companies and institutions.
Getting publicity How to raise your profile and get media coverage with Sources, the directory of experts media contacts spokespeople and news sources.
Media Names & Numbers Directory of Canada's print & broadcast media – Canadian media lists: televison, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, community, campus, ethnic publications.
Canadian government directory Parliamentary Names & Numbers – Contact information for Canada’s federal & provincial governments, MPs, Senators, MLAs, ministries, agencies, political parties, lobbyists.
Connexions Library A catalogue of more than 5,000 resources dealing with social justice, human rights, civil liberties, environment, democratization Title Index or Subject Index or Author Index including more than 1,000 full-text articles.
Sources HotLink Media relations newsletter with tips and practical ideas to get positive news coverage.
Amicus Canadian national catalogue giving search access to over 30 million records from 1,300 Canadian libraries including Library and Archives Canada. English and French.
Archives Canada Search archival holdings across Canada. Access provincial and Territorial Archival Networks. View digitized photographs, maps, documents and online exhibits developed around Canada's history.
Bureau of Public Secrets Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Canada411 Online phone directory.
Canadian Encyclopedia Online Canadian history and much else about Canada. English and French. The Noam Chomsky website.
Clusty Instead of delivering search results in one long list, Clusty groups similar results together into clusters that help you see your search results by topic so you can zero in on exactly what you're looking for or discover unexpected relationships between items.
Google Scholar Search scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles.
Guardian Weekly A global view on the week's international events.
ibiblio Conservancy of freely available digital information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.
IceRocket Blog research tool.
Kartoo Meta-search engine that presents results in clusters of interactive maps.
Libcom A resource for all people who wish to fight to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions.
Library of Congress Web site Gateway to massive amounts of information. Main site of the U.S. Library of Congress.
Libweb Library servers via WWW. Lists over 7700 pages from libraries in 145 countries.
Marxmail Marxism mailing list: worldwide moderated forum for activists and scholars in the Marxist tradition who favor a non-sectarian and non-dogmatic approach. Puts a premium on independent thought and rigorous but civil debate.
Marxists Internet Archive The most complete library of Marxism with content in over 40 languages and the works of over 400 authors readily accessible by archive, subject, or history.
Middle East Conflict Resources Israel/Palestine: Selected resources for peace justice and human rights.
News & Letters Working out a philosophy of liberation that spells out an alternative to both capitalism-imperialism and religious fundamentalist terrorism.
Online Books Page Listing over 25,000 free books on the Web.
Project Gutenberg Free online electronic library of thousands of books.
Radical Digressions A left-libertarian perspective.
Skeptical Inquirer Encourages the critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community and the public. Also promotes science and scientific inquiry, critical thinking, science education, and the use of reason in examining important issues.
Wikipedia - English Multilingual user-edited encyclopedia.
Wikipedia - Français Projet d'encyclopédie librement distribuable. Plus de 500,000 articles en français.
Wikipedia - Deutsch Ein Projekt zum Aufbau einer Enzyklopädie aus freien Inhalten in Mehr also 600 00 artikel in deutscher Sprache.
Wikipedia - Español Edición en español de Wikipedia.
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