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Letter Writing

Concept: Informal Letter


  • An informal letter is a letter written for someone we know, who can be friend or a family member.
  • The tone of an informal letter is friendly and less formal in comparison to that of a formal letter.
  • Informal letter is also known as personal letter.
  • Although the format remains same across the different types of informal letters but the tone and content changes according to the purpose of the letter.

Parts of Informal Letter

Address of sender
The top right corner of the page is kept for this section. There should not be any incomplete information in the address. Right full address along with pin code.
Date on which the letter is written is placed just below sender’s address, on the right side.
Greeting in formal in letter should be informal. So usually ‘we use ‘dear’, dearest o my dear.
It may consist of two or three paragraphs where the first paragraph should mention the purpose of the letter properly. The tone should be personal and cordial.
Closing is nothing but the phrases often used to lose the letter like’ yours sincerely’ or ‘yours faithfully’. This is written on the left or right side depending on the choice of the writer.
Just below the closing we put our signature followed by our name in block letters written just below.

Features of an informal letter:

  • Informal letters can be just like discussion with our family.
  • The language can be amicable and cordial.
  • The tone does not need to be formal
  • All the parts of the letter should be aligned properly.
  • The first paragraph should explain the purpose.

Common Mistake

Don’t write any subject in an informal letter. Subjects are written only in formal letters.

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