Unofficial Letter Writing Guidelines

When writing a letter in English to a friend or loved one rather than a formal entity like a company, there are a few rules you should follow:

1st Line:
Greet your friend: (greeting your friend)

Dear ————-,

2nd Line:
Opening paragraph (thanking your friend for their letter)

Hi, hello

How are you?

How’s it going?

Thanks for your letter/card/postcard, etc.

I’m happy to hear from you.

It was great/nice to hear from you.

3rd Paragraph:
Provide information about yourself;

Today, I was very happy/sad because…

Today was very boring/exciting because…

I feel/felt so… because…

4th Paragraph:
Continue sharing information;


By the way,…

I forgot…

I can also say that…

5th Paragraph:
Explain why you’re concluding the letter;

I will go now…

I must/have to go now…

6th Paragraph:
Closing statements;

Write soon!

Take care of yourself!

See you soon!

Love from ———- (your name)

Lots of love

All the best,

7th Line:
Write your name

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