I again refer to you / starting a letter

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Please advise, what is the correct start of the letter, which literally says "I again refer to you", but I would maybe use is "I am again writing you". If the sentence had a different structure I would use "This letter is a follow-up".



Dear Mr. XY,

I again refer to you as the legal representative of the company YY.

[The context - Because of your failure to fulfill the contract we want to bring an action against you]

  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Referring to someone means, almost all the time, talking or writing about them. When I say "Queen Elizabeth is the oldest English monarch ever," I am referring to her. It has other meanings as well, but none of them fit here. (If you think one of them does, please explain why. There could be a misunderstanding.)

    If it fits the rest of your letter, "I am writing to you again ..." would be one way to start it.


    Senior Member
    English - England
    First you should not say "as the legal representative of the company YY." - you have ended the letter with the title "Lawyer" - this is sufficient.

    A second letter is usually started:

    On <insert date> I wrote to you in connection with <insert cause>. You did not repond/Further to your response of <insert date>, I now write to say/remind you that <insert message>
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