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Business Letters Writing a Business Letter
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Business Letters: Definition T he basic means of communication between two companies. Most business letters have a formal tone.
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Personal Business Letter Is a letter written from a person to a company Examples of communication: To accompany returned goods Complaint letter Thank you letter Résumé cover letter
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Purpose To inform readers of specific information. To persuade others to take action. Also function as advertisements.
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Business Letter Styles Letter styles/format acceptable in business: Block style – all lines in the letter begin at the left margin (no tabbing or indenting) Modified block style – date line, complimentary closing and writer’s identification begin at midpoint Semi-modified block style - date line, complimentary closing and writer’s identification begin at midpoint and all body paragraphs are indented (or tabbed over) ½”
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Business Letter Punctuation Business letter punctuation acceptable in business: Mixed punctuation – there will be a colon (:) after the salutation and a comma (,) after the complimentary closing Open punctuation – there will be NO punctuation after the salutation or complimentary closing
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Business Letter in Block Style (notice that you don’t indent at all in a block style business letter)
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Parts of a Business Letter Letterhead/Return Address: Your name (optional) & address Date Line : current date
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  • Fall '17
  • Saro
  • Tone, Valediction, Complimentary close

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