Writing - part 1

Formal letter

Those letters are called formal letters since they are used within a professional organization and can only be accepted if it is formally written. A formal letter follows a correct format that is used in every business application. This format is the standard in writing a formal letter.

Writing formal Letters

Formal letters have six parts:

1. The Sender's Address:  The heading can include your address and the date.
2. The receiver's address: The address of the receiver
3. The Salutation (greeting): This usually begins with Dear_________.  The blank is for the name of the person or Mr/Mme if you don't you are writing.  After you write the person's name/Sir/Mme you put a comma ( , ) .
4. The Body: The body of the letter is the information you are writing in your letter.
5. The Complementary Close:  In the closing the first word is capitalized and you put a comma after the last word.
6. Your Signature: This is your name. It goes under the closing

Some examples of closings are:

Yours sincerely,
Yours faithfully,

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