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    letter writing

    If writing a letter to the mayor to open up a library in our community, is called a special request letter or sales letter?

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    Re: letter writing

    Are you selling something to the mayor?

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    Re: letter writing

    abbyabby;1111509]Is a letter to the mayor to open a library in our community called a special request letter or a sales letter?
    Welcome to the forum, abbyabby.

    Broadly speaking, it's a formal letter.

    You would have to be selling something for it to be called a sales letter.

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    Re: letter writing

    no its just that if i was to convince someone in order to buy or open something useful to a school, community or company.
    Is this called a special request letter or is it called a sales letter?

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    Re: letter writing

    What is the name of this letter then?

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    Re: letter writing

    You could call it a letter of persuasion. There is no standard definition of types of letters in English.

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    Re: letter writing

    so to be more specific its a request letter?

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    Re: letter writing

    ok thanks

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    Re: letter writing

    Quote Originally Posted by abbyabby View Post
    No, it's just so that if I was can try to convince someone in order to buy or open something useful to a school, community or company.

    Is this called a "special request letter" or is it called a "sales letter"?
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    So - to be more specific, it's is it a request letter?
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    ok OK, thanks.
    When you write your letter, make sure you follow all the rules you didn't follow in your posts. Here are the most important rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".

    Enclose words and phrases you are querying inside quotation marks. Remember that you can write "OK" or "Okay", but not "Ok".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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