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    i have recently had an arguement with a teacher because of a formal letter. i learned to write a formal letter without those lines in between the paragraphs. when i brought my letter to school, the teacher said it was going to get a bad mark because of that. however, i showed her an example of formal letter in cpe book, which didn't have lines in between the paragraphs and the teacher told me the book wasn't good...
    then...is it true that writing a letter without lines in between the paragraf is incorrect? and if you do so...u get penalized in an exam?? or are there also other forms of writing formal letter accepted?

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    There are different formats for formal letters. Not all of them require a double space to separate paragraphs. However, you do have to indicate that you are beginning a new paragraph somehow. If you are not using a double space, then you should indent the first word in each new paragraph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzimtzim View Post
    i have recently had an arguement with a teacher because of a formal letter. i learned to write a formal letter without those lines in between the paragraphs. when i brought my letter to school, the teacher said it was going to get a bad mark because of that. however, i showed her an example of formal letter in cpe book, which didn't have lines in between the paragraphs and the teacher told me the book wasn't good...
    then...is it true that writing a letter without lines in between the paragraf is incorrect? and if you do so...u get penalized in an exam?? or are there also other forms of writing formal letter accepted?
    I agree with the words of Ouisch.

    I personally use a blank line between paragraphs, but that is a matter of style, not correctness. I think it looks better.

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    Also it is easier to read and looks more balanced.

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