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    gjgilly is offline Newbie
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    how to address a letter to someone with title

    Hi

    Please can you tell me how to address the main part of a letter to someone who has a title?

    If I was to write to : Sir Richard Branson or Sir Alan Sugar
    or Lord Alan Sugar
    Lady Margaret Thatcher

    I am not sure if it would simply be : Dear Sir/Dear Mama
    or something totally different like

    Dear Sir Richard or Dear Sir Branson or Dear Lady Thatcher

    Any help would be welcome as I would hate my letter to begin so disrespectfully. I don't like it if a letter comes to me and my name has been mis-spelt, so if I am going to write for information for my project I don't want it binned simply because the opening of the letter : Dear ? was incorrect.

    Help :)

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    Re: how to address a letter to someone with title

    Quote Originally Posted by gjgilly View Post
    Hi

    Please can you tell me how to address the main part of a letter to someone who has a title?

    If I was to write to : Sir Richard Branson or Sir Alan Sugar
    or Lord Alan Sugar
    Lady Margaret Thatcher

    I am not sure if it would simply be : Dear Sir/Dear Mama
    or something totally different like

    Dear Sir Richard or Dear Sir Branson or Dear Lady Thatcher

    Any help would be welcome as I would hate my letter to begin so disrespectfully. I don't like it if a letter comes to me and my name has been mis-spelt, so if I am going to write for information for my project I don't want it binned simply because the opening of the letter : Dear ? was incorrect.

    Help :)
    Addressing a Knight of the Realm : Dar Sir Richard; Dear Sir Alan

    Addressing a Peer of the Realm
    [Baroness Thatcher] : Dear Lady Thatcher
    [Earl of Elgin] : Dear Lord Elgin

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