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    letter writing

    When writing a business letter, is it O.K. to write the letter in outline form, such as:

    1. Description of building:
    A. External:
    a. Roof has missing shingles
    B. Internal:
    a. Water damage to ceiling
    b. Damage to floor tiles
    2. Comments:
    A. Building is salvageable

    I shortened the sentences rather than going into detail. Do I use periods at the end of these phrases? Do I use colons? I don't like the looks of this.

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    Re: letter writing

    If those are the only points to include, then why not write them a sentences? I think it would make it easier to read.

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    Re: letter writing

    That looks like a building survey report on a standard form rather than a letter.

    You can write a cover letter and forward the report as an attachment.

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