Writing - part 1

Informal letter

An informal letter is a letter that is written in a personal fashion. You can write them to relatives or friends, but also to anyone with whom you have a non-professional relationship, although this doesn't exclude business partners or workers with whom you're friendly. There are different ways to carry out this type of letter depending on which country you're in.

A informal letter can be written in nearly any way you choose, but there are a few organizational guidelines you can follow if you are unsure of what to write or how to format your letter. The perfect informal letter consists of three sections:

  1. Opening
  2. Body text
  3. Closing

There is one final part of an informal letter that doesn't need listed here: the signature, which consists of no more than a farewell remark and your name.

Writing Friendly Letters

Friendly letters have five parts:

1. The Heading: The heading can include your address and the date.  In casual, friendly letters your address is not necessary.
2. The Salutation (greeting): This usually begins with Dear_________.  The blank is for the name of the person you are writing.  After you write the person's name you put a comma (,) .

3. The Body: The body of the letter is the information you are writing in your letter.
4. The Closing: In the closing the first word is capitalized and you put a comma after the last word.
Some examples of closings are:

Your friend,
Very truly yours,
5. Your Signature: This is your name. It goes under the closing.

informal letter

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