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What makes a formal letter/email formal?

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Some points from B2 regarding formal letter and emails
- Do not use abbreviations. - Use some passive for variety. (Check plural and singular of to be and be careful with the participles.) - Subjunctive. - Do not use exclamation marks and question marks. - Be careful with phrasal verbs. - Do not use colloquials. - If you know the person use "sincerely". If you do not know the person use "yours faithfully". - Use connectings words. (however, otherwise). - Do not use contractions. - Make your pharagraphs clear. - Avoid repetitions. - Avoid Repititions.
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