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    Re: dear

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    It's not the matter of grammar it's the matter of what natives say and write in those situations. I do agree with whatever emsr2d2 has mentioned here. That's what we use in our culture and language, and you shouldn't insist on using that in a formal letter, even if there's nothing wrong with grammar. That's English style of letter writing, not Persian style.
    Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.

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    Re: dear

    If you absolutely had to do it, I would capitalize all the words.

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    Re: dear

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Hi
    It's not the matter of grammar it's the matter of what natives say and write in those situations. I do agree with whatever emsr2d2 has mentioned here. That's what we use in our culture and language, and you shouldn't insist on using that in a formal letter, even if there's nothing wrong with grammar. That's English style of letter writing, not Persian style.
    But it is something usual in different letters in different cultures dear Moonlike when they write English letters, as we can see in a variety of different formal letters. As I communicate with different professors worldwide they totally use different styles in salutations and I think their own cultures of greeting are all respected.

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