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    Default Order of Points = Order of Importance? (Letter Writing)

    Dear Experts,

    When writing a letter of inquiry to an individual who is offering some opportunity (a position, some service etc.), does the order of our questions/points suggest an order of importance for a British person? If yes, in what way? (I.e. is the first point the most crucial, or maybe the last one?)

    Could you, please, help me with this. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Order of Points = Order of Importance? (Letter Writing)

    Quote Originally Posted by amellja View Post
    Dear Experts,

    When writing a letter of inquiry to an individual who is offering some opportunity (a position, some service etc.), does the order of our questions/points suggest an order of importance for a British person? If yes, in what way? (I.e. is the first point the most crucial, or maybe the last one?)

    Could you, please, help me with this. Thanks in advance.
    I'd put the most important points first. I would also set out the letter so that the questions were not lost within the body of the letter. Eg:

    I would particularly like to ask about the following:

    • What is the rate of pay?
    • What qualifications do I need?
    • Do I need to wear a funny hat?
    • Do you have an environmental sustainability policy?

    I look forward to your reply, and your answers to my four questions.

    (Dot points aren't necessary; you could put each question in a new paragraph with a line space between them - but set them off in some way)

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    Default Re: Order of Points = Order of Importance? (Letter Writing)

    Thank you very much, Raymott! Your answer has been most helpful.

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