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There are two types of letter styles: formal and informal. Formal Letters are letters written to businesses or to clients and/or customers of a business or to a professional person who is not well known. An example of a salutation (greeting) in a formal letter would be: Dear Miss ___: or To Whom It May Concern: -- Notice that after “Miss___” and “To Whom It May Concern” a colon is used.
Informal Letters are letters that you would write to close family members and friends. The language you use is more open and friendly. An example of a salutation (greeting) in an informal letter would be: Hi Matt, -- Notice that “Matt” is followed by a comma rather than a colon.
Whether you are writing a formal letter or an informal letter, both letters must follow the same pattern. The order of the pattern is as follows: