Letter Writing

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Letter Writing :

Letters are of two types.

1. Formal Letters

2. Informal Letters

1. Formal (Official and Business) Letters :

We also write letters to officials like Teachers, Head Masters, Managers of Companies, etc. These are called Formal Letters. They should be polite, clear and to the point.

Shyam has to write a letter to the Principal of a polytechnic college requesting an application form for admission. Can you help him format and complete it?

Date : 24 – 6 – 2005

From :

5th, Ariya Gowder Road,
West Mambalam,
Chennai – 33.

To :

The Principal,
Govt. Polytechnic College,

Dear Sir / Madam,

Ref : Your advertisement in the dailies dated. 22 – 6 – 2005.

I have completed my XII std. in Jawaharlal Higher Sec. School at Chennai. I wish to join the diploma course in Electrical Engineering in your esteemed institution.

Please send me an application form. I have sent a Demand Draft for Rs. 25/-.

Tnanking you.

Yours faithfully,


Address on the envelope :

To :

Govt. Polytecnic,

Encl. : D.D. No. 487575 on SBI Bank for Rs. 25/- dt. 24 – 6- 2005.

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