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    Formal Letter Writing

    Do you write out your name above the return address of the letter?


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    Re: Formal Letter Writing

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    Re: Formal Letter Writing

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    Re: Formal Letter Writing

    In formal English letter writing, where the source address is at top centre or top right of the page, it is not normal to include your name,

    For example:

    42, Greyhound Road
    Perry Barr
    Birmingham
    B42 6HJ

    Mr. E. Scrooge
    The Manager
    Barclay’s Bank Ltd
    113 Mammon Street
    Andover
    HU4 9ET


    5 April 2003


    Dear Mr. Scrooge,

    Application for post of trainee manager
    TEXT OF LETTER.

    Yours sincerely

    Jane Teller

    Your address, but not your name, usually goes in the top right hand corner. You would not usually include your telephone number or email address here, but this would be permissible.

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    Re: Formal Letter Writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    In formal English letter writing, where the source address is at top centre or top right of the page, it is not normal to include your name,

    For example:

    42, Greyhound Road
    Perry Barr
    Birmingham
    B42 6HJ

    Mr. E. Scrooge
    The Manager
    Barclay’s Bank Ltd
    113 Mammon Street
    Andover
    HU4 9ET

    5 April 2003

    Dear Mr. Scrooge,
    Application for post of trainee manager
    TEXT OF LETTER.

    Yours sincerely
    Jane Teller

    Your address, but not your name, usually goes in the top right hand corner. You would not usually include your telephone number or email address here, but this would be permissible.
    It may be that practices in the USA and in the UK are different in that respect. I would always put my name there (above the address).

    ~R

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