How to write topic sentence in Business Letter (Formal Letter)

Some common Malaysian mistakes in reply business letters

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“We refer to the above.”

“With reference to the above, …”

“Referring to the above matter, …”

“With regard to the above, …”

Or, when you want to sound very “corporate” :

“Pertaining to the above-captioned matter, …”

Or, when you want to use Malaysian Business Language:

“The above matter refers.”

They are a waste of ink.

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Use a topic sentence such as:

“Thank you for your letter of 22nd March 2012, in which you …………

Effective Topic Sentences do not use the phrase

“the above matter” or “the above subject”,

nor do they use the words

“refer”, “reference”, “regarding”, “pertaining to”!

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