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    Words used in formal letters


  Which of the following is used to start a very formal letter?
    (A) Dear John  
(B) Hi Suzy
    (C) My Dear Elaine  
    (D) Dear Sir or Madam  
2.   Which of the following is a way of starting a formal letter?
    (A) Thank you for your letter dated 26th August 2005.  
(B) Thanks for your letter, it was great to hear from you.
    (C) Thank you for your letter about...  
    (D) Thanks for dropping me a line...  
3.   Which would be a suitable way to introduce some bad news in a formal way?
    (A) I feel really bad about this but...  
(B) I'm sorry to have to break the bad news but...
    (C) I regret to inform you...  
    (D) I'm so sorry about...  
4.   Which of the following is an expression suitable for a formal letter?
    (A) Regards to Jane  
(B) Please give my regards to Jane
    (C) Say hi to Jane  
    (D) Give Jane my best wishes  
5.   Which of the following is NOT a suitable final sentence for a formal letter?
    (A) I look forward to hearing from you soon.  
(B) Hope to see you soon.
    (C) Looking forward to a swift response.  
    (D) Looking forward to meeting you.  
6.   Which of the following is NOT a suitable way to end a formal letter?
    (A) Yours faithfully  
    (B) Yours sincerely
    (C) Best wishes  
    (D) Love  
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    Answers :

1. D    2. A    3. C    4. B    5. B    6. D


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