Continuous Writing: Formal Letter – II
- Formal Letter
v. The Body:
Most candidates do not do well when they write formal letters. One reason is that they cannot cope with the level of language demanded by the formal letter. Many write formal letters using informal language. It must be noted that language is the lifeblood of the essay. Therefore, if the language is unsuitable, the essay is unlikely to succeed. So, if you cannot muster the appropriate level of formal language, do not write a formal letter in the exam. Another reason why many candidates do not do well in the formal letter is that they fail to strike while the iron is hot. In a formal letter, more than in almost any other kind of writing, it is essential to get to the point quickly and keep to it. The writer has to be businesslike.
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