The body of business letters

(Particularities about the body in English business letters)

Table of contents – body of business letters

On this page you will find the following:

  1. Use of the body of a letter
  2. Further explanations

What is special about the body of the letter?

The body, which is the text, in English business letters contains the request or the matter. Regarding its form and style, the following details should be considered:

  • The first word of the letter text is always capitalised even if a comma follows the salutation.
  • The text is formatted left-justified.
  • It is not indented although such a practice is often seen in English continuous (running) text.
  • A blank line separates paragraphs.

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