English at its Best

 | February 02,2013 11:40 am IST


Learn how to apply for a job or leave... from the classic examples below.
This is a collection ofleave letters and applications written by people from various places of India. This is English at its best.

1. A candidate's application:
"This has reference to your advertisement calling for a 'typist and an accountant - Male or Female'... As I am both for the past several years and I can handle both, I am applying for the post..."
2. An employee applied for leave as follows:
"Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my wife. Please sanction me one-week leave..."
3. Another employee applied for half-day leave as follows:
"Since I've to go to the cremation ground and I may not return, please grant me half-day casual leave..."
4. A friend of mine had written a leave letter to the headmaster:
"As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache. I request you to leave me today..."

5. A family friend of ours told an incident of his friend's letter:
"I am suffering from fever, please declare holiday to the school..."
6. Leave letter written to the headmaster:
"As my headache is paining, please grant me leave for the day..."
7. A covering note:
"I am enclosed herewith..."

8. Leave letter written to Administration Dept.:
As my Mother-in-law has expired and I am responsible for it, please grant me 10 days leave..."
9. Actual letter written for application for leave:
"My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at home I may be granted leave..."
10. Letter writing:
"I am in well here and hope you are also in the same well..."