Two types of letters are generally asked in the descriptive paper of competitive exams.
1. Formal letters: Letters written to a bank manager, a company, government officials, editor of a newspaper, member of a political party, business partner, employee, etc.
2. Informal letters: Letters written to a relative, parents, brother or sister, a friend, a teacher/mentor (Thanksgiving).
Here are a few tips on Informal Letter Writing for BOB PO Examination.
INFORMAL LETTER FORMAT
Date and Address: The writer should mention his/her own address in the letter they are writing. It should be written on the right-hand corner of the page. After the address, leave a line and write the date. The date shows when the letter was written.
Greetings or Salutation: The most common way to start off an informal letter is with a ‘dear’. Since this letter is meant for your friends or family, there is no need to greet them as ‘Sir’ or ‘Madam’. Put the name after that and then put a comma. e.g “Dear Shikha,”.
Text or Body: While writing the content of the letter, keep in mind the following:
- Paragraphs should be indented.
- The informal language should be used keeping in mind the person you are writing the letter to. You cannot write ‘Hey dude! What’s up?’ to your father.
- Active voice makes your letter sound more conversational and makes it more interesting to read, so, try using active voice.
- Try putting questions in your letter as they act as a good base on which you can write your letter.
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