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Letter vocabulary

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

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