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    Red face addressing a letter

    I am in the process of addressing a letter it is going to a person's employment

    do i put it as John Smith '55
    the company name
    address
    city, state and zip.

    or do i put the company name
    address
    city state zip
    then attention: john smith '55

    this letter coming from a university - and being mailed to an alumni so i am showing the year of graduation after the persons last name.

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    Re: addressing a letter

    Welcome to Using English.

    The Postal Service prefers that the city, state, and zip be on the bottom.

    Whether you do ...
    Company
    Attn: John Smith

    or
    John Smith
    Company

    ... is your choice.

    If its a large company, it's easier for the mail room to see the person's name at the top.

    I hope your actual letter uses capital letters and punctuation, though.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Thank you for your help.

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