Personal Letter

Personal Letter

A Personal Letter consists of six parts

  • The Heading
  • Greeting or Salutation
  • Body of the letter
  • Subscription or leave-taking
  • Signature
  • Superscription or Receiver’s Name and Address

Format of a Personal Letter


Suppose, a boy writes a letter to his father about his preparation before the Final Examination. Draft the letter.

1. HEADING
4 Elgin Road
Kolkata 700020
22nd February 2021

2. SALUTATION
Dear Father,

3. BODY OF THE LETTER
It seems to me that you are very anxious about my preparation for the Final Examination. I will not disappoint you. You know I am always regular and hard-working in my studies. Since I am not strong in Mathematics, I have been paying more attention to it nowadays.

However, it is a matter of great relief to me that in English I’m well ahead of other boys in our class. Yet I don’t neglect it. I also have to pay a little more attention to the science subjects. My teachers are helping me to overcome my problems in these subjects. I hope I can revise all the subjects thoroughly before the exams. I am confident that I will fare better than the earlier occasions.

With regards,

4. SUBSCRIPTION OR LEAVE-TAKING
Yours affectionately,

5. SIGNATURE
Anupam

6. SUPERSCRIPTION OR RECEIVER’S NAME & ADDRESS
STAMP
Dr. P. C. Das
Radhanagar
P.O. Nangulpara
District Hooghly
Pin 712 406

Special Note for Personal Letter

The first letter of Father, Mother, Uncle, Aunt, etc. is usually capitalized in salutation or greeting. No full stop or punctuation mark is used after signature. In the American style, the Leave-taking and Signature are written on the left-hand side, and in the British style, these are written on the right-hand side. The same format is followed while writing letters to Penfriends.


Personal Letter Samples


Personal Letter Sample #1


Q. Write a letter to your friend congratulating him on his success in the examination.

A LETTER OF CONGRATULATION

Address………
Date………

Dear Nurul,

What great news! I’m really glad to know that you have passed the Final Examination with such a bright result. Your performance definitely deserves a lot of praise. So, please accept my heartiest congratulations on your grand success.

What are your plans for the future? Waiting for your reply.
With best wishes,

Yours truly,
Saidul

STAMP
NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE RECEIVER


Personal Letter Sample #2


Q. Write a letter to your friend consoling him for his failure in the examination.

A LETTER OF CONSOLATION

Address……..
Date……..

Dear Saikat,

I never expected such a piece of news. rather shocked how it came about. Some say, “Don’t look back and go ahead.” But I should say, “Look back to learn from the past and then go ahead.” It was unfortunate that your luck did not favor you and you suffered a short illness just before the examination. This time you should take proper care of your health while preparing for the examination.

Don’t lose heart. You will surely emerge successful next time.

Yours sincerely,
Biplab

STAMP
NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE RECEIVER


Personal Letter Sample #3


Q. Suppose, your friend has written a letter inviting you to join his birthday party. Draft the letter.

A LETTER OF INVITATION

My dear Salil,

Address…….
Date………

Another year has passed and I am going to be fifteen on 25 January. All our near and dear ones are expected to join my birthday party. I wish to invite you to come and dine with us and join the celebration that evening. We will have a lot of fun together. My mother will be preparing Lucchi, Rasagolla and Sandesh and my sister will make special Singara.

So, please be present at the celebration. I don’t want to miss you on that special day.
Lots of love,

Your loving friend,
Anupam

STAMP
NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE RECEIVER


Personal Letter Sample #4


Q. Now write a letter to your friend accepting the invitation.

ACCEPTING INVITATION

Address………..
Date………..

My dear Anupam,

Lots of thanks for your invitation to the occasion of your 15th birthday celebration. am looking forward to your loving company on that occasion. I think that it will be a joyous gathering of all our friends. In my imagination, I have started tasting the delicious Rasagollas and Sandesh that Masima would prepare. I will see you on 25 January at 6 pm sharp.

I Hope, you are doing fine. With love,

Yours ever,
Salil

STAMP
NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE RECEIVER


Personal Letter Sample #5


Q. Write an informal letter declining the above invitation.

REFUSING INVITATION

Address………
Date……..

My dear Anupam,

Thank you very much for your kind invitation. But I don’t think I’ll be able to accept it as I am busy with my preparations for the Annual Examination. Moreover, my uncle, aunt and my little cousin Trina will be visiting our place from Delhi on that day. I hope you realize my difficulty. Enjoy a wonderful birthday,

Sincerely yours,
Sahin

STAMP
NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE RECEIVER


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Personal Letter Sample #6


Q. Write a letter to your friend apologizing for having failed to join the birthday party. Give your reasons.

A LETTER OF APOLOGY

Address………
Date………

My dear Sajal,

Hope you had a wonderful birthday. I am really sorry that I missed such a special occasion. I can well imagine how angry you are. But believe me, I had no way out.

Yesterday evening as I was getting ready for your birthday party, I received a call from Arindam. Probably, you remember him. He is an old friend of ours. He told me that his mother was seriously ill. So, I had to rush off to his house. By the grace of God, timely treatment by expert doctors saved her life. Once again, I apologize for having failed to turn up on your special day.

With regards to your parents and best wishes to you,

Yours ever,
Sankha

STAMP
NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE RECEIVER


Personal Letter Sample #7


Q. Suppose, you are not in a position to accept the invitation. Write a reply to your friend declining the invitation :

DECLINING INVITATION

Address……..
Date………

My dear Subrata,

Thank you for your kind invitation. But I am sorry to inform you that my parents have already fixed a program to spend the holidays at Puri. I have to accompany them and stay there till the end of the summer vacation. But I would not like to miss your loving company in the countryside. I hope I’ll be able to visit you during the Puja vacation in October.

With love to you and regards to your parents.

Your loving friend,
Arup

STAMP
NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE RECEIVER


Personal Letter Sample #8


Q. Write a letter to your younger brother advising him not to neglect his studies by watching TV, the idiot box.

NOT TO NEGLECT STUDIES BY WATCHING TV

Address………..
Date……..

My dear Anupam,
I am anxious about your preparation as the final examination is knocking at the door. I am rather disappointed to know that you are neglecting your studies and spending a lot of time watching TV, the idiot box.

My dear brother, do not waste these precious days before the final examination. If you aren’t serious from now, you’ll have to regret later and that may be, for your whole life! You must remember that a good score in the examination is very important for building up your career. So, concentrating on your studies and your diligence will definitely bring you its reward. You will find enough time for watching TV after your exams.

Do write soon and let me know how you are progressing.

Affectionately yours,
Dadabhai

STAMP
NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE RECEIVER


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