Writing informal letters or e-mails in English

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Tips for writing an informal letter

  • date top left or right (Day – Month → or Month – Day → )
  • comma after name not necessary, but begin after that with a CAPITAL letter
  • ending: Take care, Cheers, Yours, Love, then a comma and your name

2nd May

Dear John(,)

Thanks for your last letter and the nice photos.

Sorry, but I have to finish this letter/e-mail.

Hope to hear from you again.

Take care, Peter

Sample of a formal letter