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Writing Business Letters

  Business Letters

   In a business letter-a writer usually writes to someone he or she does not know

   The purpose of a business letter is to ask for information or to place an order for something


Business Letters


  • A Business Letter is similar to a Friendly Letter because it contains the same five parts that a friendly letter has 1. a heading
    2. a greeting
    3. a body
    4. a closing
    5. a signature


Business Letters
   A business letter also has a 6th part; which is called an inside address

   It is the receiver's address


How to Write A Business Letter
    1. Write the heading in the upper-right corner
    2. Write the inside address at the left margin
    3. Write the greeting under the inside address. Put a colon (:) after the greeting.
    4. Write the body in paragraph form. Tell why you are writing to the person or business. Use a polite
         tone.
    5. Write the closing in line with the heading. In a business letter, the closing is Yours truly or
        Sincerely
    6. Write your signature under the closing. Sign your full name. Then, print your name


Business Letter Model

Heading

Inside Address

Greeting

Body

 

Closing
 

Signature


Business Letter


  • Think about a business letter that you would like to write
  • Think to whom am I writing
  • What is my purpose
  • What tone should I use (If you do not know them-do not give personal information but be polite)
  • What facts do I want to include.