Comparing friendly business letters

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Comparing friendly business letters

  1. 1. Language Arts 7
  2. 2. Friendly Letter Audience is someone you know personally— friend or relative.
  3. 3. Business Letter Audience is not someone you know on a personal level. Audience may be to a business or organization.
  4. 4. Friendly Letter Informal Casual Relaxed Chatty
  5. 5. Business Letter Apply for a position Make a complaint Ask questions Make requests Express appreciation
  6. 6. Friendly Letter Describe things happening in your life Ask questions Make requests Express appreciation
  7. 7. Friendly Letter casual friendly personal chatty
  8. 8. Business Letter Formal Polite Courteous To the point
  9. 9. Friendly Letter Business Letter “Thanks a lot!” “I appreciate your assistance.” “I’m so mad at you!” “I am dissatisfied with the product.” “Want to come over on Saturday and hang out with me?” “We would be honored if you would attend this event.” “Write back soon!” “I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience” “I’m sorry for what happened.” “I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
  10. 10. Always consider your audience and purpose first. Then decide which is more suitable—a friendly or business letter? Finally, select your vocabulary and tone to suit the purpose.

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