WRITING REPLIES (FORMAL AND INFORMAL)OR RESPONDING TO INVITATIONS
- A formal reply is usually very short. It is brief and to the point. The quality of a good reply is must always be pleasant. Even while declining the invitation or expressing inability to attend one must be polite and courteous. Formal replies demand a formal tone and treatment. There is no room for unnecessary details or superfluous matter in them.
- An informal reply or private letter may, however, express personal feeling or desires in an intimate style and informal tone.
- Formal Replies
- Acknowledge the invitation.
- Express thanks in third person.
- Mention acceptance/regret.
- Specify the reason for refusal.
- Be brief and specific.
- be formal in tone and treatment.
* Do not exceed the word limit (usually 50).