How to Write the Short Note


   Short Note是一种简短的英文信函,形式比一般书信简单,常用于熟识的朋友、同事之间,因而临时性强,内容简短,格式简便,写Short Note时需要写清以下内容:时间、人名及事由。


  从格式上来说,Short Note的称呼和结尾谦称部分是比较随意的,可以直接写上对方以及自己的名字,省略类似于Mr., Dear, Sincerely yours等礼貌用语。时间的写法也相对较随意,写星期几或者月日都是可以接受的,同时还可以具体到几点钟。

  Short Note的内容一般是涉及请假、预约、通知、访友不遇留言、接电话留言等等,下面介绍一些留言条范文供大家参考。




  July 20, 2007

  Dear Mr. Black:

  I am terribly sorry to informyou that I am unable to go to school today owing to a severe headache. I enclosea certificatefrom the doctor who is attending on me, as she fears it will be two days before I shall be able to resumemy study. Could you kindly excuse my absence on Monday and Tuesday? Thanks.



  约会条主要用于邀朋友相聚等,内容必须包含约会的事由,如果已经确定了时间和地点,则应将具体时间和地点写在Short Note上。


  Aug 8, 2007


  Fred is now with us. He is going to New York tomorrow morning to pursuehis graduate study and we will not be able to see him for a long time. We are having a dinner party at 7 p.m. this evening at my home. It would be nice if you could come over and see him.



  电话留言(telephone message)便条是在给别人打来电话时,该人不在场,你替他或她接了电话后留给该人的字条。写这种便条时,首先要告诉对方谁打来的电话,再把电话内容转告清楚。


  Wednesday, January 09, 2008

  Ms Wang,

  A friend of yours, Zhang Peng, made a long distance call from Shanghai this morning while you went out. He asked you to book an air ticket for Hebei at 2: 30 a.m., February 8, and make a reservationfor hotel room tonight. I am sorry that I can’t pass on the message to you in your presence, because I was ordered to do something urgent.

  Zhao Yang