Formal letter

A job application and a formal letter are basically built up in the same way. Be polite, write complete sentences, divide the text into logical paragraphs, follow the formal rules and make sure it looks tidy.

 

Formal letter:

 

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(Sender’s name and address)

                                                                                         (date)………….

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(Recipient’s name and address)

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

(Background. Why do you write this letter?)

(What do you want to achieve with this letter?)

(Facts and other contents in logical paragraphs.)

 


(How do you want the recipient to respond to this?)

 


(Polite phrases)

 

 

Yours faithfully,
(Your signature)

 

Note: If your letter starts with Sir/Madam, end with “Yours faithfully”. If you start with a person's name end “Yours sincerely”.

 

 

 

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Sist oppdatert: 15.10.2012

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