To my knowledge/ As far as I know


Senior Member
Hungarian, Hungary

does this sound correct and formal enough in an application letter?

Dear Sirs,

I am writing to apply for the position of ..... To my knowledge / As far as I know, there is a vacancy due to the promotion of Mr X.

Which one is better? To my knowledge or As far as I know?

Thank you!
  • GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    I agree that "to my knowledge" is better than "as far as I know", but I also think that neither phrase is appropriate here.

    You may use KHS's suggestion, or rephrase it as It is my understanding that ...


    Senior Member
    English, French - Canada
    Yes , definitely,

    I undertand that you may have a vacant position.......and NOT due to...just a vacant position if this is being sent in a very formal way.
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