Formal Letter

 

Layout and punctuation of a letter

 

Have a look at this table to see some suitable greetings, closing remarks, goodbyes and grammar points in Formal and Informal English. This is far from a complete list.

 

  FORMAL
GREETINGS Dear Sir/Madam*,

Dear Mr ____ / Mrs _____

To Whom it May Concern

CLOSING REMARKS I eagerly await your response

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information

GOODBYES Yours faithfully*

Yours sincerely**

Best regards

Kind regards

GRAMMAR Passive voice

Inversions 

Complex and compound tenses

Conditionals

No contractions (do not, is not)

 

 

 

Samples of Informal Letter Writing

 

SAMPLE A