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Business Letter vs. Friendly Letter

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Allison Toth

on 1 October 2015

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Transcript of Business Letter vs. Friendly Letter

Business Letter
A business letter is any formal letter written to a business, organization, client, or customer. Business letters can be written for many reasons.
Basic Format: Business Letter
Heading - This should include both your name and your return address.
Friendly Letter
A letter written to a friend or family member.
Now you know the differences between a Business Letter compared to a Friendly Letter!!!!
GREETING: The greeting usually starts with 'Dear' and is followed the person's name and then a comma.
Business Letters Vs. Friendly Letters
What is a business letter?
Date of the letter -Write out the name of the month in order to prevent any confusion between numbers and full year.
The Greeting - How you address the person to whom you are writing depends upon who that person is and the type of relationship the two of you share.
For Example:
Dear Sir or Madame or (professional title) should be used if you are unaware of the person's name
Dear Mr. (Name) should be used if you know the name of a male recipient
Either Dear Mrs. Or Ms. (Name) should be used when addressing a female recipient, depending upon whether or not her marital status is known.
When in doubt, always use Ms.
Letter Body- This is where you will address the all the important points you wish to communicate.
Closing-The most common signatures include, "Yours truly," or "Sincerely."
What is a friendly letter?
Basic Format: Friendly Letter
HEADING: Include the address and the date. In some cases, it is OK to just write the date.
BODY: After skipping a line, you begin the body of your letter which is the main text of your letter. Indent for each new paragraph.
CLOSING: The closing includes a short capitalized expression such as 'Sincerely' or 'Love' and is followed by a comma. Skip a line after the body before writing your closing.
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