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    Learning to write letters

    Hallo,
    My name is Iman,My native language is Arabic.
    But I also speak Dutch, and I have learned the English language in the past
    Has been a recent interview for a job
    Requirements of the new work is to write messages in English
    But it is missing, I feel that a lot of nerve to start writing letters in English
    Please advice me, and is there some examples to help me to start
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    greeting
    Iman

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    Re: Learning to write letters

    Welcome to the forum, Imam.

    Click here for sample letters

    Rover

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    Re: Learning to write letters

    Do you mean letters or messages?

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    Re: Learning to write letters

    Quote Originally Posted by Iman66 View Post
    Hallo,
    My name is Iman,My native language is Arabic.
    But I also speak Dutch, and I have learned the English language in the past
    Has been a recent interview for a job
    Requirements of the new work is to write messages in English
    But it is missing, I feel that a lot of nerve to start writing letters in English
    Please advice me, and is there some examples to help me to start
    thanks
    greeting
    Iman
    You've been to a recent job interview, in which you were told that it would be necessary to write messages in English? I suppose you are assuming that you will not get this job, and are wanting to know how to prepare for such a job in the future. Is that the case?

    Your best plan would be simply to improve your written English. You should be reading samples of good business English, as well as good English generally.
    Even short messages must accurately convey the correct information unambiguously.

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    Re: Learning to write letters

    Thank you very much. It was very helpful.

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    Re: Learning to write letters

    I meant letters

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    Re: Learning to write letters

    If you have all the other skills they need for the job and you do get the job, you could ask if your company could send you to a writing/grammar course as part of your professional development.
    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: Learning to write letters

    Quote Originally Posted by Iman66 View Post
    Hello,
    My name is Iman. My native language is Arabic but I also speak Dutch, and I have learned the English language in the past.
    Has been a recent I have recently had an interview for a job. One of the requirements of the new work job is to write messages in English.
    But it is missing, - I don't know what you mean here.
    I feel that a lot of nerve to start feel very nervous about writing letters in English.
    Please advise me, and tell me if is there are some examples to help me to start.
    Thanks.
    greeting
    Iman
    You have been given some good advice. Please also see the corrections that I have made to your original post. As you can see, your punctuation needs some work.

    When writing in English, it is very important to:

    - start every sentence with a capital letter
    - end every sentence with a full stop or relevant punctuation mark
    - take care with articles

    All of these will help you in your next job interview.

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