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Classification of Letters

The classification of a letter as formal and informal is on the basis of its tone and style. A cordial friendly tone, an easy style of language make the letter informal. Business letters adopt a less formal tone than governmental/ bureaucratic I correspondence.

The classification of letters as official, demi-official or personal depends on the relationship between the people who exchange letters. Usually, this is related to hierarchical positions and social strartification.

Based on content a letter can be a good-news letter or a bad-news letter.

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  • Dr. Anjan Basak October 24, 2012, 3:35 pm

    What is the classification of official letters?

  • Amon Eslom November 16, 2021, 3:43 am

    In need of vlassification of letters basing on its purpose

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