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Seven deadly sins to be avoided while writing a formal letter

Seven deadly sins to be avoided while writing a formal letter 

Formal letter writing has always been a pain in the neck for many people. We bring to you in this post, the SEVEN DEADLY SINS that one tends to make while writing a formal letter. Read on to know more.

Sin 1 –  To place any punctuation mark after the words ‘From’ and ‘To’ is to commit a deadly sin. Many people use comma. The right way is to have NO punctuation after those words.

From

 

Sin 2 –  While ending the letter with ‘Yours sincerely / faithfully / xxxxxxx’ take care to avoid using apostrophe in the word ‘Yours’. Your’s is wrong and Yours is correct.

Yours

 

Sin 3 – Take care to use a common, legible font throughout the letter. The font must be of equal size for the length of the letter. It is advisable to have even spacing between lines.

Legible font

 

Sin 4 –  Many mistakenly sign below their names at the end of the letter. Some forget to sign. Signature is mandatory, and the signature must be above the name of the person.

Signature

 

Sin 5 –  Ensure to place a comma after ‘Sir,/Madam,’. People tend to forget this as they do not place comma after ‘From’ and ‘To’.

Sir

 

Sin 6 –  A letter without any subject would be deemed of no value whatsoever and would most probably be not seen by the recipient. A subject gives the reader a general idea of the content of the letter.

Sub

 

Sin 7 –  Using upper case letters as and when the fancy seizes is to be strictly avoided. Mixing of upper case and lower case letters would give a bad impression of the sender.

Uppercase

We are sure that the sins committed so far, if any, would be avoided in future. Happy writing!

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