Letter Writing Made Easy!: Featuring Sample Letters for Hundreds of Common Occasions

Letter Writing Made Easy!: Featuring Sample Letters for Hundreds of Common Occasions

by Margaret McCarthy
     
 


In Letter Writing Made Easy!, author Margaret McCarthy offers sample letters for hundreds of common occasions. Need to write a thank you note? Want to dispute a bill? Having trouble expressing your feelings upon the death of a friend's loved one? McCarthy has provided samples which you can use as is, or modify to suit your own particular style orSee more details below

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In Letter Writing Made Easy!, author Margaret McCarthy offers sample letters for hundreds of common occasions. Need to write a thank you note? Want to dispute a bill? Having trouble expressing your feelings upon the death of a friend's loved one? McCarthy has provided samples which you can use as is, or modify to suit your own particular style or concerns.

How to write more intimate personal letters
How to write more powerful business correspondence
Practical advice on format, style, tone, forms of address . . . and much more
Includes hundreds of ready-to-use samples

So put down that phone and write a letter! It's not only more personal, it's more effective. And with Letter Writing Made Easy!, writing a letter is a breeze!

Editorial Reviews

ESL Magazine
Letter Writing Made Easy!, Volumes I and II, by Margaret McCarthy are excellent practical resources for the ESL classroom. Written in simple, easy-to-understand language, these books provide the expert guidance students need to learn the basics of letter writing. Adjustment to life in a new country cannot be made without an understanding of personal expression. Letter writing is an essential vehicle for expressing many matters and concerns. These books ease students' fears about letter writing by integrating the American cultural styles of directness, politeness and honesty. Letter Writing Made Easy!, Volumes I and II, provide sample letters, which can be modified to address individual needs, as well as practical advice on format, style, tone and forms of address. Volume I includes important types of correspondence such as cover letters, business letters, r�sum�s, employment queries, college applications, transcript requests, complaint letters and "thank you" notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780963994622
Publisher:
Santa Monica Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Letter Writing Made Easy! Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
205
Sales rank:
702,782
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.66(d)

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Taking Responsibility for Property Damage

Dear name,

I feel just terrible about the unfortunate damage I/my son/daughter/etc. caused to your [item.] I intend to take full responsibility for replacing/repairing it. It was very kind of you to dismiss the damage as merely accidental, but I just won't feel right until your item is restored to its original condition.

I hope you don't mind that I contact a repair/replacement company to arrange for an estimate, and I would appreciate it if you would let me know the best time for them to drop by without inconveniencing you any further. Please accept my apologies, and I hope we can quickly put this unfortunate incident behind us and continue our wonderful friendship.

Best regards,

On Promotion

Dear name,

Well, I knew it was only a matter of time before your superiors would reward all of your hard work and brilliance with a promotion! Congratulations on your new position! Your skills and smarts will surely serve you well as the new [name of position/title.]

Best wishes for continued success. I can't wait to see how impressed everyone will be when you start to make a real difference in the [name of department] department. Again, congratulations, you deserve it. And I am extremely confident that your future holds many more promotions of such prestige.

Best regards,

Formal Engagement Announcement

Mr. and Mrs. (name of bride's parents) have the honor of announcing the engagement of their daughter (name) to (name of groom)

Optional:
(Name of bride's parents) request your presence at type of event (i.e. luncheon, dinner, reception) on day, date, at location from time to time to celebrate this happy occasion

Please R.S.V.P. to (name) at (telephone number) by (date) Encouraging a Politician to Support an Issue

Dear Senator or Mr./Ms. (name):

The purpose of this letter is to voice my support of (describe issue). I know that it is currently under a great deal of scrutiny, and if certain politicians have their way, it could be dealt a severe-if not fatal-(financial/constitutional/political) blow.

(Describe the situation, and your position/suggestions for resolving it). I implore you to use your voice in Congress to do anything and everything you can to stave off legislation that would (cut federal funding/outlaw a practice, etc). It's vital that we (protect our rights/resources, etc.), and the prospect of a future without this protection is downright frightening.

Sincerely,

Thank You for the Job Interview

Dear (name of interviewer):

It was very kind of you to take the time from your busy schedule to meet with me on (date) to discuss the opening for (position). I want you to know I appreciated the opportunity.

The meeting certainly increased my interest in the position, which was already high. I was very impressed with your (describe specifics of the department or company). I firmly believe I can contribute significantly to the company with my (describe skills and work values). Thank you again for your time and interest in my qualifications, and I look forward to hearing from you about the results of my interview.

Sincerely,

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