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I hope to find you well

Discussion in 'English Only' started by artemisia78, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. artemisia78 Junior Member

    italy
    italian
    Is it correct to say "i hope to find you well" in a letter?

    or is it rather used when starting a letter with the xpression: i hope this letter finds you well


    thanks for your help.
     
  2. shawnee

    shawnee Senior Member

    Melbourne
    English - Australian
    'I hope my letter finds you well' is the common expression in letter writing. It is quite an old form of address though. I might go as far as to say a bit cliche.
     
  3. artemisia78 Junior Member

    italy
    italian
    Thanks for your help

    how about when you are asking how are you? "I hope to find you well" is grammatically correct?

    cheers!
     
  4. entangledbank

    entangledbank Senior Member

    London
    English - South-East England
    It's correct, but I would make a small distinction: 'I hope I find you well' is talking about finding you now - I hope you are well. This is what I'd say in a letter (if I used that formula). But 'I hope to find you well' points to the future: when I next see you, or when you get back, etc.
     

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