A sample business letter in American English

(Examples of parts of American business letters)

Table of contents – American business letter

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  1. Structure of an American business letter
  2. Further explanations

What might a common American business letter look like, for example?

Letterhead Wink & Wolly Inc.
7566 Mountain Ave., Suite 423
San Jose, CA 95446
Tel. +1-973-457811
Fax: +1-973-457812
e-mail: [email protected]
Date December 23, 2015
Special markings By Air Mail
Inside address Ms. Sally Jameson
Steel Industries Ltd.
34 Worlington Street
Great Britain
Subject line Re: Your letter of December 22, 2015
Salutation Dear Ms. Jameson:
Body of the letter Thank you very much for your letter mentioned above. Enclosed, you will find the form containing the necessary data.

We hope this will be to your entire satisfaction in order for you to prepare our desired material. Should you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

We look forward to receiving your quotation as soon as possible.
Complimentary close Best regards,
Company Wink & Wolly Inc.
Signature Unterschrift Beispiel amerikanischer Geschäftsbrief
Printed/written name Steven Barker
Position Purchasing Manager
Enclosures Encl.: Form
Carbon copy Cc: Mr. Robert McGillan, Head of Sales
Reference STB/RT

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