Home Education Letter: How to write a letter?

Letter: How to write a letter?

Letter

Letter is a written from of speech directed to one person or group of people. Depending on recipient (ie. person, to which letter is described) or life situation of a sender, list may take a various forms. It can have a business, official, private and even very personal nature.

Private lists may gain any form. However, if a letter must have a more formal tone, you should keep a few rules in mind described below.

Tips

  1. You must use a standard paper format, which is A4;

  2. Sender address (the one, who wrote the letter) must be put on the right side on the beginning of a letter;

  3. Letter should include a writing date. It’s put directly below sender address;

  4. On the left side below, you put an information about recipient (the one, we write to);

  5. List header should be closed with a comma (like “Dear Sir,”);

  6. List should be well written. In case of letters written on a computer, with use of 10-12 points font in size;

  7. At the end of a letter, below signature, you can add a postscriptum, which is an extra thought, which came to mind of a sender after writing a letter or some extra information. Notation used in this case is “PS.” Or “PS:”, after which sentence is included.

Scheme of private letter

Although, there are no specific rules regarding writing a private letters, in composition of every letter generally should be included:

  1. Sender address;
  2. Date;
  3. Salutation which stars a letter, like “Dear Dad”;
  4. Admission;
  5. Core message of a letter;
  6. Ending;
  7. Salutation like: “Love”;
  8. Handwritten signature.

Scheme of formal letter

  • Header of company sending a letter (sender);
  • Reference number;
  • Date;
  • Recipient details;
  • Salutation starting a letter like, for example: “Dear Sir”;
  • Letter topic;
  • Admission, describing a reason for writing this letter;
  • Core message of a letter;
  • Ending – summation;
  • Salutation, like “Sincerely”;
  • Name and surname, handwritten signature, job position name;
  • Attachments (if included).

Template of private letter

Private letter – template
[Sender’s address]
[Date]

Dear …,

…………………………[Body of letter]…………………………
…………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………

Love,
……………

Template of formal letter

Formal letter – template
[Sender’s address]
……………
……………
……………

[Date]

[Recipient’s Address]
……………
……………
……………

Dear …,

…………………………[Body of letter]…………………………
…………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………

Yours sincerely,
……………[Signature]……………
[Job position]

Example

Letter with apologies – examples

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Kowalscy,

Accident, which occurred yesterday thrilled me very much. It just hit me that I was not able to behave properly in relation to you.

I am unspeakably sorry, because of what happened. I regret a lot, that accident occurred, from which you suffered damage. I will obviously cover any costs of vehicle repair.

Will do everything what I can, to compensate your loss, and inconvenience occurring because of this event. I am asking you for forgiveness again.

Yours sincerely,
Jan Nowak


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