Letter - Formal
Formal letter writing is an important means of communication. A formal letter is a letter written in formal language, generally used for formal communication such as applying for a job, posing a question to your local member of parliament or sending an enquiry or complaint to a company or organization.
It can be subdivided into three categories: business letters which are written on business matters, official letters which are written for sending applications such as job application, transfer application or for making requests to government officials and letters to the editor which are used for expressing views, registering protest or annoyance.
Writing a good letter is an art. A formal letter must be written in a simple way. The purpose of the letter must be stated in the first paragraph and the letter should be clear, concise and coherent. When writing a formal or business letter, presentation style and format is the key to making a good first impression. The tone of the letter should be more formal than everyday language. While writing a formal letter one must be considerate and courteous. Even if you are complaining, be polite and respectful.