Modified block layout is quite common in business letters. It is traditional and quite popular.
Dixie suggests you have a look at it and you will instantly recognize the format.
As Dixie has already mentioned, the return address has become uncommon for business letters, it is usually substituted by a letterhead.
On the full block business letter page Dixie has a description of all major parts of a business letter. Below she provides links to them for your convenience:
You can also visit a Business Letter Elements page to check out additional business letter elements. And read some more details about enclosures below (Dixie put them on this page because the sample letter above contains them).
In the letter above enclosure was identified in the body of the letter as well, in this case it might have been enough to type Enclosure below the signature block, but Gregory chose to reiterate it in the enclosure notation. As Dixie says, personal preferences should always be taken into account when you are writing a business letter, or any other piece of business correspondence.
There actually are two types of letters that can be generated, an indented letter to a friend or a modified block business letter.
When you are finished typing your business letter (which is your primary goal, isn't it?!), you can print it out directly from the letter generator.
You know that Dixie's site is mostly focused on business correspondence in the US. But some of you might wonder about the UK ways.
The British business letter format is somewhat similar to a modified letter format above, but differs in some small ways.
To see for yourself try the letter writing excercise which is designed for children to practice writing a complaint letter the British way. It's good for adults too, Dixie assures you.
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