How long does an extended paragraph have to be?
Technically a new paragraph can be started whenever, but ideally a paragraph is about 7-9 sentences long. If the sentences are short or basic, then a few more sentences should be added to complete the topic or idea before starting a new paragraph. A paragraph can also be 1 sentence long if it is a dialogue.
Using any business letter format, the content of the letter should be as follows: In the first paragraph, state why you are writing. In the second paragraph, provide any information that the recipient needs to fulfill you request. In the third paragraph, state what you expect the recipient to do, for example "Please send my extended gate pass to me at..." If a specific date or deadline is involved, state that. Follow this with "If…