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Do Not Use Abbreviations

Do not use abbreviations such as (u, b4,ty, ttyl, etc.) in an email. Why? Because it looks tacky. Email is not a text message. Give the person you are writing the respect and time they deserve. Use whole words and nice closings, they will love you for it!

Do this:

Dear Jan,

Thank you for the cake. It was delicious! Call me before you leave work. Talk to you soon!

Thanks again,


Not this:

Hey J,

Ty 4 the cake. Yummy! Call me b4 u leave. Ttyl.


Which sounds better to you?