The basic structure of a formal letter: The rules might be arbitrary, but taken together they create a formula that produces clarity. When a letter follows all the rules, the reader doesn’t have to struggle to figure out where a piece of information might be, what action they should take next, or who sent it _ everything can be found in its place. Knowing the rules of letter writing is, in that sense, akin to knowing the rules of page layout or web design _ the format of the document should support and clarify the content.
The Complimentary Close: It is a humble way of ending a letter. It is written in accordance with the salutation. The most generally used complimentary close are Yours faithfully, Yours sincerely, and Thanks & Regards. Signature and Writer’s Identification: It includes signature, name, and designation of the sender. It can also include other details like contact number, address etc. The signature is handwritten just above the name of the sender. Enclosures: Enclosures show the documents attached to the letter. The documents can be anything like cheque, draft, bills, receipts, invoices etc. It is listed one by one. Copy Circulation: It is needed when the copies of the letter are sent to other persons. It is denoted as C.C. PostScript: The sender can mention it when he wants to add something other than the message in the body of the letter. It is written as P.S.