Letter Writing

A letter constitutes a written communication dispatched via post or messenger, and the individuals involved may reside in the same locality, city, country, or even different countries. There are two primary types of letters: Formal Letter Informal Letter   Formal Letter: This category encompasses official communication, typically between individuals who may not be acquainted and […]

A letter constitutes a written communication dispatched via post or messenger, and the individuals involved may reside in the same locality, city, country, or even different countries.

There are two primary types of letters:

  1. Formal Letter
  2. Informal Letter

 

Formal Letter:

This category encompasses official communication, typically between individuals who may not be acquainted and may have never met. The language and tone employed in formal letters are formal and official. Examples include letters of employment or communication from a community to their local government chairman.

Features of Formal Letter:

When crafting a formal letter, the following elements need consideration:

  1. Two Addresses: The writer’s address and the address of the recipient (the person the letter is addressed to).

 

4 Mohammed Way,

P.O Box 2641,

Benin City,

Edo State.

 

14th June, 2014

 

The Personal Manager,

Sumal Food Limited,

14 Oluyole Industrial Estate,

Ring Road,

Ibadan,

Oyo State.

 

  1. Salutation: Common salutations in a formal letter include “Dear Sir” or “Dear Madam.”
  2. Title of the Letter: Every formal letter has a title that indicates its purpose from the outset.
  3. Body of the Letter: The language in a formal letter must be formal, devoid of slang, and maintain a respectful tone. It should be straightforward and concise, addressing all questions asked.
  4. Subscription: The standard subscription for a formal letter is “Yours faithfully.” The signature precedes the writer’s name at the end of the letter.

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