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    Default Informal Letter - Asking For Advice

    I am writing an informal letter - sking a friend for help. I do not know the exact theme yet so I only have introductory and the end but I would like to know if it is written correctly and if the grammar is right......This is the letter:


    Dear Jack,
    How are you doing? I've heard your parents got divorced. I'm very sorry about that. I hope you're not too upset.
    The weather is pretty bad here at the moment. It's really cold and it just won't stop raining so I decided to take the opportunity and write you now since I have nothing else to do.


    (now comes the part where I talk about the specific problem which I don't know about yet so I'll just write some exaples of asking for help)


    I'm writing to ask for your advice.
    I'm going through some serious problems and I could really use some help.
    I'd really appreciate it if you could give me some advice.
    Please let me know about what I should do.
    ......


    I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Give my regards to your family and I also hope to see you soon.


    With love,
    your good friend xxxxx

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    Default Re: Informal Letter - Asking For Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by lalalalala View Post
    I am writing an informal letter - asking a friend for help. I do not know the exact theme yet so I only have the introduction and the end, but I would like to know if it is written correctly and if the grammar is right......This is the letter:


    Dear Jack,
    How are you doing? I've heard your parents got divorced. I'm very sorry about that. I hope you're not too upset.
    The weather is pretty bad here at the moment. It's really cold and it just won't stop raining so I decided to take the opportunity to write to you now, since I have nothing else to do.


    (Now comes the part where I talk about the specific problem, which I don't know about yet​, so I'll just write some examples of asking for help)


    I'm writing to ask for your advice.
    I'm going through some serious problems and I could really use some help.
    I'd really appreciate it if you could give me some advice.
    Please let me know about what I should do.
    ......


    I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Give my regards to your family and I also hope to see you soon.


    With love,
    your good friend xxxxx
    It's written correctly [apart from the small points in red above], and your grammar is fine - but I don't think your "friend" would be very pleased to read that you are writing to him only because you have "nothing else to do"!
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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