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Letter vocabulary

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  • 1. Personal Business LetterA letter from a person to a business thatbegins with the return address.
  • 2. Business LetterA letter from a business to a person orbusiness to another business that isprinted on letterhead and begins with thecurrent date.
  • 3. Block Style FormatA letter format that requires no indentionsand all information is left aligned.
  • 4. Mixed PunctuationA punctuation style that requires a colon (:)after the salutation and a comma (,) afterthe complimentary close.
  • 5. Open PunctuationA punctuation style that no punctuationafter the salutation or complementaryclose.
  • 6. Letter AddressThe address in which the letter is beingsent to or the recipients address.*On both the a PBL and BL.
  • 7. USPS FormatThe United States Postal Service requiredaddress format:Street Number and NameCity, State Zip Code5900 SW 61st StreetTopeka, KS 66204
  • 8. Subject LineThe first line of a letter written in ALL CAPSand informative as to what the letter isabout.
  • 9. SalutationThe line of a letter that follows the LetterAddress and usually begins with “Dear”.
  • 10. Complimentary CloseThe closing line of a letter such as Sincerely,Cordially, or Regards.
  • 11. Return AddressThe address in which the letter is comingfrom or the address of the sender.
  • 12. PostscriptA notation after the complimentary closethat begins with P.S.
  • 13. Copy NotationA notation after the complementary closethat notes other recipients of the letter.c. Lady Gaga
  • 14. Reference InitialsInitials typed after the complementaryclose of the person who typed the letter.Initials are always lowercase.aem
  • 15. Enclosure NotificationThe word “Enclosure” typed after thecomplementary close to note that anotheritem was included in the envelope with theletter.Enclosure