There are many types of letters written in English comprehension. Each type has its specific purpose to meet. In this session, you will know about personal letters and learn how to write them properly. Personal letters are those specific types of letters that are written for informal conversation purposes. A few decades back, personal letters used to be written to maintain contact between people.
Today, you are going to learn how to write personal letters to your friend regretting your inability to attend his birthday party.
Question: Write a letter to your friend stating that you can not attend his/her birthday party due to your annual exam.
Hints: Friend invited you to his birthday party- Annual exam will be going on- Received notice from school- Talked with teachers- No chance of revision in date- Will be unable to attend- Regret- Conclusion
Raj Babbar Villa, Bidhannagar
August 12, 2020
I have just read the last letter you wrote to me. There you have invited me to your upcoming birthday ceremony next month. Thank you for inviting me to the happy ceremony. But unfortunately. I will not be able to attend the ceremony as my annual exam will be going on at that time. Through this letter, I want to regret my inability to attend this party.
Last week I received a notice from my school that my annual exam is going to be conducted by next month. After coming to know about your birthday party, I have even asked my teachers whether the date of exams has any chance to be revised or not. But, I got no positive response. So, unfortunately, I think I will not be able to attend your birthday ceremony due to this issue.
Please don’t mind about it. I wish you a very happy birthday and many many happy returns of the day in advance. Take care of yourself. I hope we will meet soon after my exams get over.
Your dear friend,
Question: Your friend has invited you to his/her birthday ceremony. Write a letter to your friend informing him that you can not attend the ceremony due to sudden sickness.
Hints: Friend invited to his/her birthday- You’re sick since last month- Suffering from Jaundice- Admitted to hospital- Saved by doctors and medicines- Now slowly recovering- Post-suffering weakness- going under restrictions- Doctors suggested to rest- Regret- Conclusion
2/61 Sutipuni Rasta, Duttapukur
South 24 Parganas, West Bengal
September 23, 2021
In the last letter, you have invited me to your birthday party next week. I am so glad that you invited me. But unfortunately, I think I will not be able to attend this party. Through this letter, I want to express my regret for my inability to attend your birthday party.
For the last two months, I have fallen seriously ill. It’s jaundice that attacked me. For a few days, I even had to get admitted to a hospital. With the help of doctors and medicines, I have been able to save myself. Currently, I am slowly recovering from that sickness. Due to the long-suffering, I am still very weak. Besides, I am going under a lot of restrictions. And the doctors have strictly advised me to take rest for at least one more month.
Believe me, I would be the happiest if I could attend your birthday party. However, please don’t mind. Wish you a happy birthday in advance. I hope we will meet again soon.
Your loving friend
Question: A birthday party has been organised by your best friend and you’re invited. But as you have recently lost one of your close relatives in covid, write a letter to your friend regretting your inability to attend that birthday party.
Hints: Friend invited to his/her birthday- You lost a family member in covid- he/she was a doctor- A frontline covid-warrior- Saved lives- Fell sick- Diagnosed covid-19 positive- Fell to death after fighting for days- Huge loss for your family- Too depressed to attend any happy ceremony- Your regret- Conclusion
87/C Shyamaprasad Ray Sarani, Golpark
February 11, 2021
Thank you so much for inviting me to your birthday party next month. But unfortunately, I will not be able to attend your birthday party. In this letter, I want to express my regret for the inability to attend your birthday party.
Actually, last week I lost one of my very close family members in covid. He was my uncle. He was a doctor working in a government hospital as a frontline covid warrior. He has saved hundreds of people’s lives since last year when the pandemic started. Around a month ago, he fell sick himself and was diagnosed as covid-19 positive. After 20days of fighting, my uncle lost the war to death in his own hospital. He was such a noble soul, you know. All of us in our family are still mourning this loss.
I hope you understand that we are so depressed due to this extremely unfortunate incident that I can hardly attend any happy ceremony now. I hope you don't mind. Wish you a very happy birthday. Hopefully, we will meet again soon.
Your best friend,
Question: One of your friends has organised his/her birthday party next month and invited you to that. But as a lockdown has been imposed in your area, you can’t attend that party. Write a letter to him/her regretting your inability to attend the birthday party.
Hints: Friend invited to his/her birthday- Pandemic going on- Covid-19 spread in your area- Became a containment zone- Lockdown has been imposed- Nobody can go outside without reason- Not safe to travel- You will not be able to attend the party- Regret- Conclusion
88/7, East Station Road,
December 11, 2020
I have just finished reading your invitation letter to your birthday party next week. But unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this party as a lockdown has recently been imposed in our locality.
First, I want to wish you a very happy birthday in advance, and many many happy returns of the day. Spend this day having a lot of fun. I wish I could be there at the party with you. But as you know that the global pandemic is still going on, and that’s why travelling outside the home is still not totally safe. Moreover, as covid-19 has badly spread in our locality, a lockdown has been imposed in this area by the government. Besides, our locality has also been announced as a containment zone. Nobody is allowed to go out of their houses without proper reason.
So I think, it is not safe at all to travel to your house and attend the birthday party from this containment zone. I regret the most for this inability to attend your party. I hope we will meet again soon.
Best wishes and regards,
So, I hope you have learned how to write letters to your friend regretting your inability to attend his birthday party and now you will be able to write such letters on your own. Never forget to add more unique points in your letters. If you have any doubts regarding this topic, let me know through the comment section below. I will try to resolve them all soon. To read more such important letters, check the website out.
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