Style and punctuation
Business letters can be written in indented or blocked style. Both
We will consider blocked style and open punctuation as standard
in this section. These are the most frequent kinds of letters found
BLOCKED style means that each line comes right under the other (vertically
punctuation means no commas after each line of the addresses or
the salutation or complimentary closes.
you must be consistent in style and punctuation all through the
3-inside or receiver's address
6-body of the letter
are some other features of a normal business letter that can be
frequently found in addition to the ones mentioned above.
letterhead (including the name, address and information about the
references(indicating what correspondence they refer to or to refer
to when replying)
body of the letter
p.p. (per pro, i.e. when an assistant signs a letter on behalf of
his/her boss. It means for and on behalf of)
enclosures (if there are any enclosures with the letter,like leaflets
or any kind of copies, many companies write Enc. and list these
documents at the bottom of the letter).
letters have four parts:
will deal with these in our next free lesson: "Structure of
a business letter".
Communication in Business