Subject: Babysitting this Saturday? She’ll send it. And let’s see the reply. This isn’t a formal exchange, is it? So what makes these messages informal and friendly? That’s what we’ll talk about in this lesson on email. Email can be informal, like texting. But we generally use standard spelling and more words. An email message is a bit like voicemail. It’s conversational in nature, but brief. Here are some possible ways to start an informal email. Notice all the variation with punctuation marks. You’ll also see: “Hey Heather!” Now let me show you some informal closings. Obviously, these last three are more affectionate, and you’ll decide who to send your love, hugs, and kisses to. In an informal email, you can use only your initial at the end. But personally I don’t think it takes that much energy to finish typing your name. However, in quick exchanges where there’s a lot of back and forth under the same subject heading, you can skip the greeting, closing, and signature to save time. Look at this last reply. In this final reply, there’s no closing and there’s no signature. But it’s clear who’s writing who. Throughout this exchange the tone remains friendly. The focus is on a quick exchange of information. That’s all for now. Thanks for watching and happy studies! Remember to visit www.englishwithjennifer.com for more practice.