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"letter of request" or "request letter"?

I know "letter of recommendation" is natural, but what about "recommendation letter"?
Also, "letter of complaint" or "complaint letter"? which one is most used?

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    "Letter of request" sounds more proper. "Letter of recommendation" is what I always see and use, and as for "letter of complaint", it also sounds better than "complaint letter". Most times, I suppose you would use "Letter of..." rather than "... letter"

    "Letter of recommendation" is the only one of those I've heard used. "Recommendation letter" sounds weird and off. I've never heard anybody say in my 16 years of living "Letter of complain" nor "complain letter". One would simply say "complaint" the fact that it is a letter is understood through context. This at least my experience. By the way I'm from USA, if that helps.

    I think the 2nd one

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    Then it shows you can use both types, but the 2nd one is common.

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