How do I write a personal letter

How do you write a personal letter?

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There are many different ones Occasions, one letter To write: A friend of yours has moved away, you are writing to your grandma, you want to ask how someone is doing, tell your experiences or perhaps congratulate someone. A letter is particularly suitable for this. Here we would like to show you how to set up a letter, what to look out for and much more.


Elements of the letterhead

Every letter has one Letterhead. There you write that place, on which you wrote the letter, and that date on. Pay attention to that comma between the location and the time.

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Cologne, September 12, 2014

What is the correct salutation in the letter?

Before we start writing the actual text, let's start with one Salutationin which we have the receiver of the letter address personally. You can use different formulations for this. Here are some examples:

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  • Hello Mrs. Schmidt,
  • Dear Mrs. Schmidt,

When addressing us, we use either Exclamation mark and then continue to write in large letters or we start comma and keep writing small. Depending on how well you know the person the letter is addressed to, you will use different salutation pronouns.

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Strangers: You, you, yours

Familiar people: you, you, you, you, you, yours etc.

The politeness pronoun You / you / your you have to throughout the letter large write, the pronouns for familiar people are usually written in lower case, but you can also write them in upper case.

The structure of the letter text

For your text part you should get yourself a good one structured structure consider so that the reader can follow your thoughts. Orientate yourself to: introduction, Bulk and Enough and separate the individual parts Paragraphs.

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Break down your letter into an introduction, body and conclusion.

Orientate yourself to the reader of your letter when writing. At the beginning say the Recipient directly

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Think about it: What is he / she interested in, what could I ask him / her?

For example, you can use a experience, news or yours thoughts and Feelings write.

You can have the reader of your letter too personally address and him ask which he can answer in a reply letter. That gives him incentives to write back to you.

End of the letter - greeting and signature

We end a letter with a Greeting, so send greetings to the recipient. The greeting and the signature are each on a separate line. Here are some examples of what a greeting can look like:

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  • Many greetings
  • Greetings to grandma too
  • Best wishes
  • See you soon
  • See you
  • I look forward to your answer and send you my best wishes

You must have many more ideas. At the end of the letter you put your signature and your letter is ready.

Example of a personal letter - sample letter

We have one for you once Sample letter put together so that you can see how the individual building blocks are put together.

This is what a personal letter could look like.

Now you already have a good one Instructions and tips to write a good personal letter received. You can your Knowledge with our Exercises Deepen again and see what you have already learned. We wish you a lot as you write your letters fun and success!