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How to write a letter in English

€œJust as any other text type, no€ Then not and thousand times no! Like a scientific test is not just like a €œWhatsapp€, the letters in English are not equal to another writing type. Then, how to write a letter in English of the correct form? Since you guess by the title, fair to give answer to this question 🙂 is going to deal with the article today

Many of the following advice will be to you also of help to write an email in English. Anyway, for that same one we at the time wrote up an article whose connection we finished leaving you. Which also we animated to you to throw a look 😉

As we shelp, to write a letter in English raises its own differences and characteristics. But that is not everything! , you knew that different letter models exist:

  • Letter of presentation: that one that usually appears next to a curriculum to accede to a job.

  • Letter of resignation: for when no longer you feel comfortable in this job.

  • Letter of claim: for when that coat that you have asked by AliExpress is not so beautiful and €œestupend¡stico€ as it seemed in the image.

  • Letter of contact: or about pursuit or gratefulness, one is the typical letter that throughout the centuries some people have sent to others to congratulate their birthday to them, to know what was of its life and other necessities.

Today we are going away to center in most common of all of them; the contact letter. Which before was sent in envelopes with lacados seals and now through your tray of Gmail or Hotmail. Be that as it may, quick attention to its structure:


How to begin a letter in English?

With a good greeting, no? There are many forms to salute in English beyond typical €œHello€. Informal as as much formal:

Informal greetings for letters in English:

  • €œHi Gandalf,€

  • €œHello Gandalf,€

  • €œGandalf,€

Formal greetings for letters in English:

  • €œDear Mr. Potter,€

  • €œDear Harry Potter,€

And if you do not know who there are to go (that can happen; mainly in letters in English directed to institutions or companies):

  • €œDear Sir or Madam,€ (peculiar data: although in English writing €œDear€ it enjoys total formality (we would translate it here as €œDear Sir€), in English oral is not so formal).

  • €œTo Whom It Mayo Concern€ (€œTo whom it corresponds€. Somewhat old fashioned formula, although continues to us enchanting 🙂)

However, when you have to use that Mr, Ms, Mrs and Beauty queen that as much likes to appear by letters in English? Good, because it depends on a who you go:

  • Mr: you have to use it with adult men (unmarried or married).

  • Beauty queen: when you go to an unmarried woman.

  • Mrs: when the woman to whom you go is married.

  • Ms: you only have to use it when you go to a woman whose marital status you do not know.

PS: we are not going to deny that its use is somewhat old fashioned and chauvinistic, but we only limited ourselves to transfer this information to you!

Perhaps on the other hand, with as much greeting and titles ahead, they are to you of utility some of the following phrases with which to begin an English letter in 😉

  • €œI a.m. writing with regard to€¦€ €“ €œI write to him with respect to€¦€

  • €œI a.m. writing to enquire about€¦€ €“ €œI write for knowing to him€¦€

  • €œI a.m. contacting you to€¦€ €“ €œI put myself in touch with you for€¦€

  • €œI'm writing you because€¦€ €“ €œHim I write to You because€¦€


Body of the letter (€œBody€)

It briefly explains the reason for your letter. Direct and to the grain. Thus you will avoid own common failures of long writings. Good, if brief, the twice good thing. In this same sense, it always uses the active voice; then with the passive voice many are committed and very horrible errors€¦

On the other hand, by very informal that is your letter, it tries to avoid to the maximum the contractions, the emoticons and, of course, the brief language (all this reserves it for your better and more sumptuous €œWhatsapps€).

Some phrases and expressions that can be to you of help in this point are:

  • €œHow's everything going with you€ €“ €œHow everything goes to you€

  • €œHope you're doing well€. €“ €œI hope that you are well€.

  • €œCould you tell me€¦€ €“ €œIt could say to Me€¦€

  • €œI would sees interested in receiving dwells details about€¦€ €“ €œIt would interest to me to receive more details on€¦€

  • €œIn accordance/compliance with your request€. €“ €œIn agreement with its request€.

  • €œI would sees grateful if you could€¦€ €“ €œIt would be thankful that you€¦€

  • €œAttached please find€¦€ €“ €œAttached it will find€¦€


Conclusion (€œConclusion€)

It will be by goodbye formulas! Although it depends on the unmannerliness or formality degree () of your letter of English, as well as of your intentions, certainly some of the following formulas adjusts to which litters looking for 😉

  • €œFor Thank you your help€. €“ €œThanks for its help€.

  • €œI look forward to hearing from you AT your earliest convenience€. €“ €œI am in the hope of receiving the news hers so soon is possible to him€.

  • €œPlease do not hesitate to you contact me if you require any to further information€. €“ €œPlease it does not doubt in contacting to me if it needs more information€.

  • €œFor Thanks your prompt response€. €“ €œThanks for its fast answer€.

  • €œI look forward to hearing from you€. €“ €œI wait for the news hers€.


Goodbye and signature

The finishing touch to your €œfantabulosa€ letter in English. Again, the goodbye formula depends if this one is directed to a friend of all the life or the judge whose citation litters responding. We go first with the informal goodbyes:

  • €œThanks,€ €“ €œThanks,€

  • €œBest,€ €“ €œGreetings,€

  • €œCheers€ €“ €œA greeting€

  • €œWe'll/Let's keep in touch,€ €“ €œWe followed in touch,€

  • €œTake care€ €“ €œTake care€

  • €œKeep in touch,€ €“ €œMantente in touch,€


And now we go there with an own formal letter goodbye in English of most generic (with slight modifications), but also of most habitual, and than we recommended to you to always use:

€œSincerely,/Sincerely yours,/Yours sincerely,/Yours faithfully,€ €“ €œKindly,/Sincerely,€

And already it is! You have finished your letter in English. Now give a good review him to verify that you have not committed grammar or orthographic failures, that you have used synonymous so that your letter in English is not as boring as to read the Bible in Hebrew and that there are counted everything what you wanted to transmit.

Very well! You already control letters in English. Now only you have left to dominate the rest of texts in English: information, tests, articles, writings and a long list of others. Nobody shelp that it go to being easy! But you think more that we can help you in this way of learning, than enchanted we will wait for you in our English academy of 🙂