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2. CONTENT WHAT IS A BUSINESS LETTER? DEFINITION TYPES Full Block Style Modified block style Semi Block Style Indented Style Simplified Style Hanging Indented Style 3. What is a business letter? Definition A business letter is: A letter written for formal or professional purposes. Similar to a friendly letter,except for one extra part. Should be short,courteous,and to the point 4. TYPES OF BUSINESS LETTER There are six different styles of writing a businessletter. Full Block Style Modified block style Semi Block Style Indented Style Simplified Style Hanging Indented Style 5. FULL BLOCK STYLE Full block style is a letter format in which all text isjustified to the left margin. In block letter style, standard punctuation is placed after salutations and in other headings. 6. EXAMPLE 7. MODIFIED BLOCK STYLE A modified block business letter is a letter that uses aformat that is slightly different from the full block letter. The return address, date, complimentary closing and the signature line are put slightly to the right of the paper's centre. 8. EXAMPLE 9. SEMI BLOCK STYLE This letter style places the date line in alignment with,or slightly to the right of dead center. Similar to full block, semi-block places the inside address, salutation and any end notations flush with the left margin. The complimentary close and signature block are aligned under the date. 10. EXAMPLE 11. INDENTED STYLE Indented style is somewhat more complicated thanother popular styles of business writing. In indented style, new paragraphs in a piece of writing are indented. Other parts of a business letter are moved farther to the right half of the page. 12. EXAMPLE 13. SIMPLIFIED STYLE This is another modification of the fully-blocked style.This style is used when you write a letter and you do not know the name and title of the person to whom you are writing the letter. The salutation and the complimentary closing are used in this style. The subject is mentioned din capital fonts and that subject need not be underlined. 14. EXAMPLE 15. HANGING INDENTED STYLE This style is very rarely used. The first line of theparagraph begins at the left-hand margin. And the other lines of the same paragraph are indented three to four spaces. This is the reversal of semi-indented style discussed in other page. 16. EXAMPLE