Continuous Writing: Formal Letters – I
- Meaning of Formal Letter
- Formal Features
A formal letter is otherwise called an official letter. It is the letter you write to someone who occupies an official position in connection with his office.
When you write to the principal or headmaster of a school, the editor of a newspaper, the commissioner for or minister of education, the secretary of a scholarship board, the chairman of your local government, or the politician representing your constituency in the house of assembly, you are writing a formal letter. Business letters are also formal letters. Thus, when you are writing to the general manager or managing director of a company, applying for a job, or placing an order for the supply of some materials, you are writing a formal letter.
The formal letter has the following features:
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