Love can be expressed in a myriad of different methods, but the most timeless and most treasured will always remain the classic love letter. In a recent project here at Lovingyou.com we accepted entries for love letters from our users to reflect the current state of romance through the written word. The result is a collection of over 800 user-submitted love letters reflecting the entire range of romantic emotion! Use these letters as a starting base for your next romantic moment, or just be inspired or reflect on the romantic nature of other couples. Either way, we're sure you'll treasure...
The words and expressions below are often used by native speakers when writing to friends and relatives. Using them will help you write in an informal style and will also help you organise your letter into clear paragraphs.
Starting your letter (Paragraph 1)
Thanks for your letter.
Lovely to hear from you.
How are you?
How are things?
Hope you're well.
He was the first to use trombones in a symphony. At age 28, he began to go deaf. YetH he kept on writing and conducting. He never got married. But after he died, friends found some love letters. We don't know who he wrote them to.
Charles Lamb's biography should be read at length in his essays and his letters--from them we get to know not
only the facts of his life but almost insensibly we get a knowledge of the man himself such as cannot be
conveyed in any brief summary. He is as a friend, a loved friend, whom it seems almost sacrilegious to
summarize in the compact sentences of a biographical dictionary, of whom it would be a wrong to write if the
writing were to be used instead of, rather than as an introduction to, a literary self-portrait, more striking it
may be believed than any of...
like, dislike and other verbs + gerund
• Some verbs can be followed by a gerund or a noun, including the following: like dislike prefer love hate miss finish stop give up start enjoy begin
Note: like, love, prefer, and start are sometimes followed by the infinitive.
Write these sentences, changing the verbs into gerunds. 1 Do you like (make) cakes?
Do you like making cakes?
2 I dislike (get up) at seven o'clock every morning. 3 I started (work) here eight or nine years ago. 4 Do you prefer (travel) by plane or by ship? 5 I hate (write) 'thank you1 letters. 6...
Dashes are used widely in informal notes and letters. (i) A dash can be used to attach an afterthought: I should love to come – that’s if I can get the time oﬀ. (ii) A dash can replace a colon before a list in informal writing: The thieves took everything – video, television, cassettes, computer, camera, the lot. (iii) A dash can precede a summary: Video, television, cassettes, computer, camera – the thieves took the lot. (iv)