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Monday, 8 February 2010

ICSE English Letter: Formal Letter Format

ICSE English Letter: Formal Letter Format
House Name .No
Street Name /No
Locality
Place
7 February, 2010.
[e.g.:
Joy Villa
Park Street
Ariosto Nagar
Hyderabad
7 February, 2010.]
The Editor
Approach to ICSE English
Shakespeare Avenue
Hyderabad
Sir, or Madam,
AIELOGONEWAIELOGONEW

Content of the letter in a formal /Official style





Yours faithfully,
Signature
Full Name
( Always sign an Official/a Formal Letter Letter;write your full name with initials or surname; e.g John Smith or John.S.)

You can also write Yours sincerely, or Yours truly,
Remember the comma and do not forget the signature.

38 comments:

  1. Box type format is also accepted in both formal and informal letters. I opt and recommend the traditional format.
    Alert:One of the common mistakes committed is to mix both the format in one letter and the result is disastrous.
    Always practise one format and stick to it.

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  2. Please can you also put in the box format?

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  3. helpd me a lot!

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  4. We're taught the American style... This is British!
    In it, everything is aligned to the left!
    Someone should post that too...

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  5. umm . do we have to write in the subject.. that was my concern..

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  6. Dear Students,
    1.ICSE follows the British pattern.
    2.Subject can be written but it does not carry marks; so why the risk of committing a mistake.

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    1. Do you leave lines between paragraphs?

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  7. is it necessary to follow the block format or this traditional format is also acceptable??

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  8. how do you start paragraphs in box type letters

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  9. start normally; the difference is in the format not in the content.

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  10. Is this the actual format,cause my teacher who has gone to correct ICSE papers said this format is wrong

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  11. the format is easy bt i was actually confused what to write under the salutation

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  13. actually all the components of letter should come in left alignment according to the icse letter format right?
    does not we loose our marks if we write in this format??
    kindly clear thi to me.

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  14. Itz the old I.C.S.E. formal letter format now all info should be written on left side .

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  15. This is an old format. We use a full left indent now. Kindly update.

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  16. As far as I know, from the latest marking system, there is nothing wrong with the above format. If anyone feels so, kindly clarify.

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  17. which xactly is the correct format r8 now to the left or right

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  18. does editorial formal leeter contains the addrresees address after the after the sign ???????
    plz tell me as early as possible as it is a cause of 3 marks

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  19. i have gone through many formats for formal letter on net, but mostly they are all left-hand aligned,the return address,date,name at the end ,everything is left-aligned.So i am confused seeing this one.This is the only one showing right-aligned.I want the UK format please. which one is to be actually followed? what are these different formats called?

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  20. In real life the format of a letter is a matter of convenience. However, in formal situation it is a decorum.With the advent of computer typing and the influence of American English, many formats have left aligned as it is more convenient to type. There are Box Format and Traditional Format. What is given above is a traditional format ( very much in use in the UK).

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  21. umm this is the right format
    the all left side format can also beused no markswill be cut
    both are accepted by the board

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  22. are we supposed to put a full stop after thanking you?

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  23. you should put a , after Thanking you

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  24. yes there should be a full stop after thanking you!!

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  25. Do we have to write signature first then our name at the end in formal letter or first our name !!!
    Please do answer

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  26. Signature first and then Full Name.

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  27. full name in block letters ??

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  28. and within square brackets ??

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  29. Sir will the subject come before the salutation or after? Also, should there be commas between the lines of address?

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  30. Please!!! tell me whether to write subject or not?

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  31. The Subject ine caries no marks; better not write it.

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  32. Has the pattern changed for the year 2015-16
    Plz guide

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  33. Has the format of formal letter changed for the year 2015-16....plz guide

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  34. I am confused ... My friends and teachers told me a different format ...has the format changed for the year 2015-2016...plz guude me...I hv my pre-boards tomorrow

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  35. This is an accepted format certainly.
    And, Faria ! No need to leave lines in between.

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  36. could you please send me the block letter format

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