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Writing Business Letters / Business english
1. Sender’s address
In our example there is no letterhead in the correspondence, so the sender’s address is written on the top right-hand side of the page.
The date should be written bellow the sender’s address. It is usually separated from the sender’s address by a space. The date should be written in figures for day and year and in words for month, e.g. 16th September 2010. Sometimes people use abbreviations for the names of months, but it is better to write full word. If you write the date only in figures, there can be some misunderstanding, because for example 11.01.2010 means 11th January 2010 in the United Kingdom, but 1st November 2010 in the USA. The reason is that Americans put the name of the month first.
1st, 21st, 31st — first
2nd, 22nd — second
3rd, 23rd — third
In all other numbers we have “th” endings: 5th, 11th, 17th, 24th, 30th.
3. Inside (or receiver’s) address
Receiver’s address should be written in the following...
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