Class 10 Letter Writing Tips | How To Write A Letter
The form of the letter
Every letter should have certain standard elements. What are they?
The heading consists of your address. Write it at the top-right hand corner of the letter.
Put the date directly under the address. The date can be written in many different formats.
June 12, 2021
12th June, 2021
12 June, 2021
12 June 2021
In formal and business letters, put the name and address of the recipient below the date. In informal letters there is no need to mention the recipient’s address.
Greeting or salutation
Leave a line or two after the date or the recipient’s address in formal letters and then write the salutation.
In informal letters, the salutation will be:
My dear mother
My dear Suma
In formal letters write:
Dear Sir or Madam
Dear Mr. Sharma
The body of the letter
This is the most important part of the letter. Your body paragraphs should clearly express the purpose of writing the letter.
In personal letters, the tone should be friendly and affectionate. In official or business letters, it should be formal. Avoid contracted verb forms in formal letters.
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Letters that begin Dear Sir or Madam usually finish Yours Faithfully. Note that there is no apostrophe in Yours. Formal letters that begin with the recipient’s name (Dear Rahul) usually finish Yours Sincerely.
In informal letters, use expressions like:
In very intimate letters, you can write Yours, Yours affectionately or Affectionately yours.