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Business Letter vs. Friendly Letter
Transcript of Business Letter vs. Friendly 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.
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.
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.