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    Smile Formal letter.

    Hy! I wanted to ask you about writting a formal letter :)
    I am participating in project, in which I have to write a formal letter to celebrity. So, could you give me some useful tips,for example, which would be the best way for writting this letter.
    Can't wait to see your answer, Santa :)

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    Re: Formal letter.

    The best way to write ANY letter, formal or informal, is to do the following:
    1. Consider what the purpose is. What do you want the person to DO after they have read your letter. Donate to your worthy cause? Send you a signed photo? Understand your point of view? Laugh? Be informed?

    2. Consider your audience. What does this person know already? What background does this person have? Are they likely to look favorably on your request, if there is one? Do they even know who you are?

    3. Consider what the main messages are. You can only answer those after you've figured out the first two. Write down the three main points you want to make.

    THEN you can start your letter (or report or essay or whatever you're writing). Don't get so caught up in "Leave two lines, indented five spaces" type issues of your letter that you forget to think about why you're doing it in the first place.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Formal letter.

    THANKS ALOT
    Last edited by I LIKE ENGLISH; 15-Dec-2010 at 17:34.

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