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Way to say hello in an email to a group of professors

I have to write an email to a group of 3 professors: 2 men and 1 lady. My question is how to say hello to them properly? I often use only 'Bonjour' or 'Bonjour à tous' but I find that not polite ...
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What is an idiomatic way of saying “I'm sorry that I have not written for so long” in a business letter?

I am writing a business letter in French as a response to something that I received about a month ago but haven't gotten around to responding to until now. I would like to say (in the culturally ...
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Comment commencer une lettre de motivation ?

Je voudrais envoyer une lettre à une entreprise et je voudrais savoir quelle est la meilleure façon de commencer la lettre si on ne connait pas la personne à qui on s'adresse. Cher Monsieur, ...
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Use of “Au plaisir” at the end of a correspondance

It is a form I see frequently on emails in Québec. Is it a reasonable equivalent to "regards" if sending out correspondence in two languages? It seems less stiff than "cordialement". Should it be used ...
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Is it acceptable to end an email with “désolé”?

I'm trying to write a short email in which I'm turning down a contract. (I'm a musician.) The text of the email would be something like this J'aimerais beaucoup faire le gig, mais, ...
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Ici vous avez quelque chose

Let's assume somebody is asking me to send back a document by email, for example a CV. In English, while sending the attached file, I usually write: Here you are. In French, can I write: ...
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How formal is SVP or S.V.P. ?

Is it frowned upon to use “S'il vous plaît” instead of SVP or S.V.P. in formal letters?
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Translation of 'to whom it may concern'

In English, "To whom it may concern" is a generic starter to a letter implying that the letter is addressed to anyone for whom the letter is relevant. For a bit of context, I had to ask someone in ...
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Mention du post-scriptum dans un courrier électronique

L'entrée post-scriptum de la Wikipédia francophone mentionne différentes typographies possibles pour le post-scriptum : P.-S. PS P. S. p.-s. Y'a-t-il un consensus sur le meilleur choix à faire ? ...
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Quelle formule de politesse doit-on utiliser à la fin des documents ? — Which valedictions can be used to end a letter?

Il existe de nombreuses formules de politesse (salutations ou courtoisies) à la fin d'un courrier ou d'un d'un e-mail. Cela va du simple « cordialement », au plus complexe « avec mes sincères ...