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E-mail Writing - Class 10th, 12th Formal, Informal Email Writing Format

By:Ruchika Gupta

How to Write an Email for Class X & XII English Syllabus

What is E-mail ?

Email Writing: An email is the method of composing, sending, storing and receiving messages over electronic communication system. Here we have discussed,  what is formal and informal email. The method for formal email has been discussed in detail here (step–wise). The students can see how to compose a formal email and practice to write following the method and format given below.

 

E mail stands for electronic mail.It is the most preferred means of communication because it is cheaper and faster.

 

about-email

 

Email can be categorised into two types –

  1. Formal e-mail
  2. Informal e-mail

 

A Formal email can be written to -

  • companies
  • Government departments
  • Offices
  • School Principal or teacher

 

An Informal email can be written to -

  • family
  • relatives
  • friends

 

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Let us discuss the Format of a formal e – mail

  1. email address of the recipient of the mail.
  2. main subject / reason of writing the email.
  3. Salutation

4. Body of the email:

a) Introduction

b) Matter in detail

c) conclude

5. Courteous leave taking and closing

6. Name, designation and contact details of sender.

The format of an e-mail must be strictly followed in a formal e-mail. Just like a formal letter, we use formal language in a formal e-mail also. Use of abbreviations, short forms, slang language should be avoided in a formal e-mail. On the other hand, in an informal e-mail, we can miss out on salutation, leave taking and designation and contact details of the sender because we are writing the mail to an acquaintance.

 

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To see an example of E-mail writing, watch the video below:

 

 

Also See:

Class 10 English Lessons - Explanation

Class 12 English Lessons Explanation

Free Online English Test - MCQ Test Series