FORMAT OF LETTERS
What is Format?
A formal entails of structure and presentation of content.
FORMAL LETTERS: The formal letter is written for business or professional purposes with a specific objective in mind. It uses simple language, that can be easy to read and interpret.
Example: It can be a recommendation letter, enquiry letter, complaint letter, cover letter and so on
The following points need to be taken into consideration while writing a Formal letter-
a. A Formal Letter strictly follows the prescribed Format for writing a Formal Letter.
b. Use of abbreviations and slang language should be restricted while writing a Formal letter.
c. A Formal Letter must be precise and to the point.
d. The Subject line is very important in a Formal Letter.
INFORMAL LETTERS: An informal letter, also referred to as a friendly letter, is a personal letter written to friends or relatives. It is written in personal fashion. You can write it to anyone with whom you have a non-professional relationship, although this doesn't exclude business partners or workers whom you're friendly with either. The following points need to be followed while writing an Informal letter-
a) An Informal Letter does not strictly follow the prescribed Format.
b) The language of an Informal Letter must be friendly and casual.
c) An Informal Letter can have extra information.
d) The Subject line is not required in an Informal Letter.