General Writing and Grammar Help/With reference to

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Dear Ted:

Is the following sentences correct?

WITH REFERENCE TO your letter of/dated February 06, 2016, we regret to inform you that.....

If so, are there other ways to say "with reference to"?

Also, is the date written correctly?

Thank you.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

I had another eye injection yesterday, so I am slow in answering questions.  Sorry.

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WITH REFERENCE TO your letter of/dated February 06, 2016, we regret to inform you that.....

If so, are there other ways to say "with reference to"?

Concerning
Regarding
With respect to
In reference to

Also, is the date written correctly?

*** The American way is February 6, 2016.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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