Friendly or personal letters are
means of communication through letter. We normally write letters to loved ones,
including mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers, lovers, wives,
husbands, teachers, friends, etc.
We normally use statements such as
‘Dear mother’, ‘Dear father’, ‘Dear sister’, ‘Dear friend’, ‘hi daddy’,’ hi
mummy’, ‘hi aunt’. in the greeting (introduction part). We use expressions such
as ‘your loving daughter’, ‘your loving son’, ‘your loving………’, ‘missing
you……..’in the closing remarks.
Components of a friendly letter
- Writer’s address -written on top right hand corner.
- Date – below the sender address.
- Salutation – comes after the address.
- Main body-states the aim or purpose of the letter.
- Closing statement-ending the letter.
- Signature and name of the writer/sender- extreme end of
Kongani Secondary School,
P. O. Box 340,
It is my hope that you are doing
well. It’s been a long time since I last wrote to you. I am generally fine and
continue with my studies. By the way, we will close school for a short holiday
this Saturday till early April. I ask that you send me some money for a bus
fare from school.. Please send me the money very soon so that I may pay the
transport officers. Greetings to brothers Jorum and Maven and sisters Jacky and
Joan, as well as all my friends.
I hope to see you during holiday and
pray for you with best wishes.
Your loving daughter,
Nasra Shomari Mohamed.
Pretend that you are Nasra’s mother
and reply to the letter, informing her that you will send her some money before