Stop Writing This in Business English Email

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Business English Email Writing

  1. Inappropriate greeting – Sir/Mam
  2. Writing a generic or unclear subject line – or writing the actual email content in the subject line
  3. Not introducing yourself 
  4. Not getting to the point quickly
  5. One big, long paragraph
  6. Being overly emotional – angry or excited (!!!) or using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
  7. Using slang abbreviations like LOL
  8. Emojis or smiley faces – unless you want to seem more friendly and casual
  9. Not double-checking spelling, grammar and other details (like addressing it to the right person) before hitting send.
  10. Expecting an immediate response – Writing multiple emails within a short time before getting a response
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