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How to write the Address in OET writing letter?

2. Writing Address

Write the recipient’s address. Look at the sample address:

Usually the address starts with the recipient’s name. However, if the name if not provided, you can write the recipient’s address with his / her designation.

Address with nameAddress with designation
Ms Petra
Charge Nurse
Holy Angel’s Hospital
Sydney – 4546
The Charge Nurse
Holy Angel’s Hospital
Sydney – 4546

Follow the Order

The doctor > department > hospital is the right order below. The Emergency Department is in the hospital and the doctor is in the Emergency Department.

IncorrectCorrect
The Emergency Doctor
King Wales Hospital
Emergency Department
The Emergency Doctor
Emergency Department
King Wales Hospital

Punctuation Marks

  • Generally we do not put a comma or full stop at the end of the address lines.
  • However, this is not an error.
CorrectCorrect
The Emergency Doctor
Emergency Department
King Wales Hospital
The Emergency Doctor,
Emergency Department,
King Wales Hospital.

Capitalization…

“Capitalization” refers to starting a word with a capital letter. Most of the main words in the address section should be capitalized, except smaller words like in, at, a, an, the, etc.

IncorrectCorrect
The Emergency doctor
King wales Hospital
Emergency department
The Emergency Doctor
Emergency Department
King Wales Hospital

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