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    I am enquiring about how to write a formal letter to your Hod requesting to conduct a workshop if you are an academic structure within a school and has functional rights ?

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    Default Re: How to write a formal letter

    Hi there,

    I am not a teacher. Here's a link about How to Write Formal Letters in this BBS. Hope this helps.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/resources/letter-writing.html#layout

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    Please edit my letter:



    Dear Mrs Brown

    I am writing in response to your advertisement on hiring employees in the last issue of The NEWS.I'd like to ask a few questions if you dont mind.

    I would be grateful if you could introduce to me the new qualifications in your company .I'd like to know about a list of main jobs .
    I wondered if it possible for someone to have a single office.


    I look forward to hearing from you
    Yours sincearly
    Leila Taghavi

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    how do i open and close a formal letter?

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    Default Re: How to write a formal letter

    Quote Originally Posted by kapr View Post
    how do i open and close a formal letter?
    Dear Sir/Madam:
    or
    To Whom It May Concern:

    Yours truly,
    Name, position, or Educational forms such as PhD, Dr. etc.
    or
    Sincerely yours,
    Name, position or Educational forms such as PhD, Dr. etc.

    Both ways are acceptable.

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    Default Re: How to write a formal letter

    use the following format for a formal letter....

    From Address

    Date

    To Address

    Subject:

    Sir/Madam



    BODY OF THE LETTER



    Yours Faithfully/ Thanking You
    XYZ

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    i need to write to my son schoold teacher about gettting his grades posted on line on weekly basis how should i put my my thought into writting so i will look nice and not a complain
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    Default Re: How to write a formal letter

    Is there a preferred format for writing formal request letters?

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    Default Re: How to write a formal letter

    Quote Originally Posted by awalk View Post
    Is there a preferred format for writing formal request letters?
    Have you read any of the preceding messages? - or checked out the link provided?

    What sort of formal request is this? If you would prepare a sample letter and post it, someone will comment.

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    Default Re: How to write a formal letter

    I have a problem with the opening "To whom it may concern". This is the sort of opening you would use in message in a bottle type scenario. You have no idea at all who will find the bottle so the only alternatives would be something like "Dear Bottle Finder".

    In almost all cases something is known about the recipient. Even if you dont have a name you can address it to the office or position of the person. eg

    The Manager
    MakesUPuke Pizza Parlor
    Main Street

    Dear Sir,
    ...

    If you want to address a department, where you dont know, or care, who will open it, then use "Dear Sirs,"

    NeverPaysOut Insurance
    NotOurFault House
    Main Street

    Dear Sirs,
    ...
    Last edited by thod00; 03-Mar-2009 at 22:29.

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