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    Alucard7 is offline Newbie
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    Very short question regarding proper salutation

    Hello.

    This question might appear unnecessary/obvious/ridiculous, but I really need to know. I am a medical student writing an e-mail to another medical student who lives in the UK. I have not met this student nor spoken to him, I know both his first and last name and he is probably around the same age as me (23-25).
    My question is: How do I start the letter? (e.g. for someone called John Smith)
    Dear Mr. Smith
    Dear Dr. Smith
    Dear John
    Hello
    Hi
    ???
    I am required to contact many students in the same way and don't want to make a bad impression, because they may have an important role in evaluating me for a scholarship.
    Thank you in advance for any help...
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    Re: Very short question regarding proper salutation

    I would use "Mr." unless you know that he is a doctor. In that case use "Dr.".

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    Re: Very short question regarding proper salutation

    Thank you for answering!
    I will use Mr. Ms. just to be on the safe side...

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