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Commas in Letters

Commas in Letters                   

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Common Core Language Standard 2

Teachers teach students two forms of letters: the friendly letter and the business letter. Each has its own special greetings and closings. A friendly letter is personal and informal. A business letter may be personal or impersonal; however, it certainly is formal.

Today’s mechanics lesson is on commas in letter greetings and closings. Remember that there are two basic kinds of letters: friendly and business.

Now let’s read the grammar and usage lesson and study the examples.

Place a comma after the greeting and after the closing in a friendly letter. Examples: Dear Mom, and Love, Place a colon after the greeting and a comma after the closing in a business letter.

Examples: To Whom It May Concern: and Sincerely,

Now circle or highlight what is right and revise what is wrong according to grammar and usage lesson.

Practice: He signed his business letter “Sincerely,” and his friendly letter “Yours truly,”. His business letter greeting was “To Whom It May Concern:” and his friendly letter was just “Hello”.

Let’s check the Practice Answers.

Grammar and Usage Practice Answers: He signed his business letter “Sincerely,” and his friendly letter “Yours truly,”. His business letter greeting was “To Whom It May Concern:” and his friendly letter was just “Hello,”.

Now let’s apply what we have learned. 

Writing Application: Write your own short business letter.


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