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    Hi,

    I want to type a letter to a company and I don't know the name of the person in charge.

    What should I type?

    To the responsible? It sounds strange in English.

    In Portuguese: 'Para o responsável.'

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    Re: responsible

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    I want to type a letter to a company and I don't know the name of the person in charge.

    What should I type?

    To the responsible? It sounds strange in English.

    In Portuguese: 'Para o responsável.'
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    "Dear Sir or Madam:"

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    To whom it may concern

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    Re: responsible

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    To whom it may concern
    Although "To whom it may concern" would also work, I find it too impersonal and kind of rude, so I would go with "Dear Sir or Madam." And since it's a formal letter, put a colon after "Madam" instead of a comma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Although "To whom it may concern" would also work, I find it too impersonal and kind of rude, so I would go with "Dear Sir or Madam." And since it's a formal letter, put a colon after "Madam" instead of a comma.
    I agree that it's impersonal, but I can't agree that it's rude.

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    Re: responsible

    I would use 'Dear Sir or Madam,'(yes, that's a comma) in a letter. I reserve 'To whom it may concern' for testimonials/open references.

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    Cool Re: responsible

    What about: 'to the person in charge'

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