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Example of Writing a Letter

Although a letter isnt the number one choice for communication or correspondence, sending one shows formality and respect. Here's the format of a letter.

[Your Name]
[Street Address]
[City, State, Zip]

[2 Spaces]

Date

[Recipient's Name]
[Title]
[Company]
[Street Address]
[City, State, Zip]

[2 Spaces]

Salutation/Greeting

[2 Spaces]

Body/Message. (What the letter is addressing.)

[2 Spaces]

Closing

[4 Spaces]

Your Name and Title

[2 Spaces]

Enclosure. What is included WITH the letter.

An Example of a Written Letter:

George Smith
123 Love Street
Newport News, VA 24885

November 20, 2009

Max Thompson
Direct Support Manager
IT Solutions
896 Markson Avenue
Newport News, VA 24885

Dear Mr. Thompson,

This letter is to request the dates of December 20th -December 25, 2009 off as I will be traveling out of the country for the holidays during this time. I have enclosed my request slip.

Thank you,

Mr. George Smith

Enclosure
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/business.html
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/653/01/
http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/documents/business_writing/business_letter/
http://www.career.fsu.edu/employment/letter-guide.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter