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    how to write a letter to a newspaper editor

    hi,

    what style is appropriate for a letter to a newspaper editor? how could I begin it?

    thank you!


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    Re: how to write a letter to a newspaper editor

    What kind of newspaper? look at the publishd letters and that will show you what the editor regards as suitable.


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    Re: how to write a letter to a newspaper editor

    sorry, I should have explained better.

    It is a task for Cambridge Advanced exam and I can't find any sample papers.

    my doubts are about the beginning:have I to start with "dear editor" and end with " yours faithfully" or not?
    have I to begin by saying who I am or only explaining the object of my letter?


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    Re: how to write a letter to a newspaper editor

    Look up "The Times online", "Telegraph online" and seach for "letters". You will see the kind of letter that the editor regards as acceptable for publication:


    Top 5 best complaint letters - Telegraph

    Generally, it is sensible to start the letter by referring to the article, report or previous letter that has spurred you into writing.


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    Re: how to write a letter to a newspaper editor

    thank you very much!

    this site is wonderful!!!

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