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08 sentences to avoid using in Business Emails

In this Skillopedia video, Rima will tell you 8 sentences that reflect poor email etiquette while writing business emails. These are the basic sentences you should avoid in your Business emails.

It’s not a high priority

You write ‘It’s not a high priority but I request you to look into the matter’.  Why would you write an email if it weren’t a high priority. It is better to list your requirements and let the receiver decide whether or not it is priority. You can write ‘I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible’ This shows that you are awaiting their response.

You’re probably too busy

This is another line that should be avoided. Do not brand someone as ‘too busy’. It seems disrespectful or shows sarcasm.  Just write the necessary information or requirement and let the receiver decide the course of action to be taken.

You don’t know me

If you write to someone who you don’t know, do not write ‘You don’t know me’. It would put off the reader. In such a case, take the opportunity to introduce yourself with your full name, your designation and your intention of writing the email.

Can you pass along this email to……

This is considered unprofessional and rude, so don’t ever write such a sentence to someone over an email.  It goes against the norms of professional business etiquette.

This might not apply to you

If this doesn’t apply to the receiver, the why are you sharing the information with that person. So ensure that the business email is relevant to the person you are writing it too.  You cannot write random information to a person if it does not apply to that person.

I’m not an expert

Stay away from writing such a sentence in an email. If you’re not an expert, your opinion is not appreciated. So share your feedback or opinion and let the other person decide if they want to take your opinion or feedback.

Please excuse any typos

If you write this, it means you are too lazy to read and check your email before sending it. So take some time out, read your email, check and rectify the errors if any before sending it.

No response needed

Sometimes we send emails to which we don’t await a response. But do not write ‘No response needed’ as the reader may feel the need to respond to your email. So nowhere in your email this line should appear as this sentence is really not needed.

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