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    Default Dear Ms/Mr.

    Hello,
    I wanna know if one use this expression at the begining of his letter,
    what shoul I reply? "Dear Ms/Mr."
    i mean i should mention that i am female(Ms) in my response to his letter?

    and another question is that how i should reply one's apology in a very formal letter?

    thanks

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    Default Re: Dear Ms/Mr.

    In AmE, if you don't know the gender of the person who might be reading your letter, the traditional salutation is: "Dear Sir/Madam".

    As for your other questions, we need more context. What type of letter are you sending? Why would you need to indentify your gender? etc

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    Default Re: Dear Ms/Mr.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE, if you don't know the gender of the person who might be reading your letter, the traditional salutation is: "Dear Sir/Madam".

    As for your other questions, we need more context. What type of letter are you sending? Why would you need to indentify your gender? etc
    I just want to know is it necessary to indentify my gender in response to this expresson(Dear Ms/Mr.) ? without regarding the type of my letter.
    my letter is an ordinary formal letter,actually a scientific letter.

    thank you Ouisch :)

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