2 Missing words and abbreviations 省略的字跟縮寫
A 主詞 I 會省略掉，特別是跟 hope, think 等心理狀態的動詞時
1 (I) think your idea is great.
2 (I) hope you’re well.
B 問句中 you 跟助動詞會省略
3 (Did you) get my last email?
4 (Are you) coming with us on Friday?
C 主詞 I 跟助動詞會省略
5 (I am) looking forwarding to see you.
6 (I’ll) speak to you later.
D That 或 It 可以省略，常常會跟 be 一起省
7 (That’s a) good idea.
8 (It) sounds like fun.
9 (It’s a) pity we missed you yesterday.
E be 會單獨被省略
10 Your suggestion (is) good, but needs clarification.
11 Next week (would be) better than this week.
F the 有時候會被省略
12 Just read (the) email about relocation.
1 用一個字母代替一個音 ‘c’ = see
2 把一個字縮短 ‘yr’ = your
3 大家都知道的字的第一個字母 ‘asap’ = as soon as possible
Subject: Yr order ref no KD654
In relation to yr order rec’d today, we cannot supply the qty’s you need at this moment. Pls confirm asap if a part-delivery wd be acceptable, with the rest to follow L8R. Rgds, Stefan.
Subject: Your order reference number KD654
In relation to your order received today, we cannot supply the quantities you need at this moment. Please confirm as soon as possible if a part-delivery would be acceptable, with the rest to follow later. Regards, Stefan
Subject: Thx for yr msg
Re your msg left on my ans machine – yes, I’m free 4 lunch on Wed next wk. Btw, good news about yr interview. Hv 2 work now. CU, Jane.
Subject: Thanks for your message
Regarding your message left on my answering machine – yes, I’m free for lunch on Wednesday next week. By the way, good news about your interview. Have to work now. See you, Jane.
Subject: Options for Tech Help
We have a Tech Assistance section on our website, with an extensive list of FAQs. Customers find this v convnt as it is avail 24/7. Otoh, if you need to spk to sb in person, you can call during wkng hours. Bw, Alan.
Subject: Options for Technical Help
We have a Technical Assistance section on our website, with an extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions. Customers find this very convenient as it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On the other hand, if you need to speak to somebody in person, you can call during working hours. Best wishes, Alan.