2 LettersBusiness letter--A business letter is a formal document used for correspondence with another a business.A business letter should be used when communicating to people outside your company.It will mailed to another person in another company.
4 Letter Parts: Letterhead The letterhead contains the contact information for the sender.For an individual, it includes the name, address, phone, fax, and .Businesses have preprinted paper with the logo and contact information already printed at the top.
5 Letter Parts: DateLetterheadThe current date should be typed 2 or 3 lines below the letterhead.The date should be spelled out.July 6, 2011Abbreviations should not be used in the date.
6 Letter Parts: Inside Address The inside address should be entered 3-4 lines below the date.This is the name and address of the recipient. It is the same information that goes on envelope.It includes the name of the recipient and his/her title.It is single spaced.Inside Address
7 Letter Parts: Salutation or Greeting This line should be Dear _____.Generally use Dear Mr. Joenks: as the salutation.Do NOT use Dear Mr. Pete Joenks:Only use Dear Pete: if you are on first name basis, usually a personal friend of the person.When you do not know the name of the recipient, you can use Dear Sir or Madam: (singular) or Ladies and Gentlemen: (plural).The colon after the salutation is optional.The salutation is typed 2 lines beneath the inside address.SalutationOrGreeting
8 Letter Parts: BodyThe paragraphs containing the content of the letter is the body.The body begins 2 lines under the salutation.The paragraphs should be blocked, not indented.The paragraphs are single spaced with a blank line between the paragraphs.You should use good grammar in the body.The paragraphs are usually fairly short, often only 2 or 3 sentences, and to the point.Body
9 Letter Parts: ClosingThe closing is a traditional part of every business letters. It is also called the Complimentary Close.It is typed 2 lines below the last paragraph.The comma after it is optional and should be used when a colon was placed after the salutation.Common closings areSincerely yours,Sincerely,Yours truly,Closing
10 Letter Parts: Sender’s Name The name of the sender, or author, of the letter is typed 4 lines below the closing.This leaves a blank space where the sender or author should sign the letter.Do NOT type the signature.The sender’s/author’s title is often typed on the line under his/her name.Sender’s Name
11 Letter Parts: Other notations These notations are only used when needed. Typist’s initialsOnly used when someone other than the sender typed the memo.Enclosure NotationOnly used when another item, such as a pamphlet, is placed in the envelope with the memo. Copy Notation (not shown)Should be used only when a copy of the letter is being sent to another individual.Sender’s Name
12 Parts of a business letter The six main parts of every business letter:the inside addressthe datethe salutationthe bodythe closingthe senders name and title