Questions tagged [letter]

This tag should be used for question relating to the craft of writing letters, such as styles that are commonly used and common phrases used in business writing.

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How to write a prompt email?

What guidelines and language should be used to write a prompt email? Ideally I would like it to be: Respectful Not too formal In particular I am thinking in terms of business, and communication ...
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Cover letter for an additional attachment [closed]

I have already sent an official leave request letter to a university official. However, I do have another additional document that would be good if I could attach it along with the already sent letter....
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Is P.S. (Post Script) still useful in the age of email?

"Post script is usually written when a writer forgets to write something on the main body of the letter and wants to add on to what he had written on the letter." But in this age of email and word ...
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How do I write a proper cover letter?

I'm an engineer with a fair knowledge of the English language. I can converse with people in English and write as well, but now I'm interested in learning to write cover letters and blogs. I see ...
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How to obtain a thoughtful critique of a job application cover letter?

Sometimes, not always, when searching for my next position or project, I make an effort to write an interesting cover letter, one intended to convey images and passion, a story. I want it to be a ...
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Eliminating repetitive “which was … ” statements at the end of sentences

I have noticed lately, that when I write letters describing things I've done recently, I default too often to sentences that look like "We did such-and-such, which was really great." I notice that I ...
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If I write a word with a letter that isn't used, will I confuse my reader?

Background So I recently had my first ever issue with the spelling of places in my novel. Someone pronounced a rather illustrious city, Ethil, incorrectly. Ethil is not pronounced with a 'f' sound as ...