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AF1EN unit 5: Business letters


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There are several good guides to writing good business letters on the net. Alan Sharpe in "How to write better business letters" gives some useful advice on form as well as content.

Check out Top 10 Tips for Writing Better Business Letters by Derek K. Miller - Copyright 1997  - here's his list of 10 tips, but go to the site for more details.

1. Write Concisely
2. Be Complete
3. Use Nouns and Verbs
4. Write Actively
5. Be Specific
6. Write Interesting Sentences
7. Write to Your Readers, Not Down to Them
8. Use a Positive Tone
9. Be Correct
10. Be Clear