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Writing a business letter can be intimidating for an English learner. Watch this About.com video to learn some common English phrases to help you write a successful letter.
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There are a number of types of business letters in English.
Accomplished speakers of English also need to be able to write the following types of business letters to be successful in business.
Begin with a clear understanding of business letter writing basics.
Once you’ve understood basic layout styles, standard phrases, salutation and endings, continue to improve your business letter writing skills by learning to write the following types of business letters.