Letter to the Editor

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In this article, you will learn how to write letters to the editor in English with the help of sample opening and closing sentences and sample letters. You can download the examples of letters to the editor in word and pdf for free.

We usually write a letter to the editor when we want to express our opinion about a topic that is of interest to the general public, to agree or disagree with something that has been reported, or to discuss a problem and suggest solutions. We usually write a letter to the editor in a formal or semi-formal style.

Useful Language for Letters to the Editor

Introduction

We start our letter with Dear Sir/Madam,

In the first paragraph, we present our reason for writing and our opinion about the topic.

I am writing to …

  • draw your attention to...
  • bring ... to your attention or my capacity as...
  • support for...
  • protest about...

I am writing with regard to your …(recent review of the…)

I feel I have to express my consent/disagreement with…

Main Body

In the second and third paragraphs, we present our arguments/the problems, together with consequences/suggestions/results, in separate paragraphs.

I (We) am (are) totally opposed to…

It worries me (us) that…

Although … I (We) still believe …

To state your opinion:

In my opinion/view, I feel/believe/think, It seems to me that, I tend to think that I am totally opposed to/in favour of, It is my firm belief/opinion/conviction that, I am convinced that

To express cause:

because /owing to the fact that/ due to the fact that/In view of/ B reason/Seeing that

To express effect:

thus, / therefore, / so / consequently, / as a result, / as a consequence

Conclusion

In the last paragraph we summarise our opinion or write it again using different words.

I (We) would be grateful if you could …

Thank you in anticipation for …

I (We) would appreciate if you …

I look forward to hearing from you.

I hope you will give this matter your urgent consideration/attention I hope (that) you will give this matter careful/further consideration.

We end with Yours faithfully, and our full name.

 

Letter to the editor (Plan)

Introduction

state reason(s) for writing and opinion (Para 1)

Main Body

describe the problem(s) and consequences (Para 2, 3)

suggest solutions/ measures to be taken (Para 4, 5)

Conclusion

Closing remarks

Full name

 

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