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    Post Proper salutation

    Dear teachers

    I was requested to write a recommendation letter myself so my reference would send it overseas. The problem is that when addressing myself, I used my first name instead of 'Mr + my last name'.
    So I would like to know if that is inappropriate, impolite, incorrect or if it would actually say or state that the reference is really close to me.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Proper salutation

    It depends on the culture, I guess, and also what your relationship with the person was. If he or she called you by your first name, then I would use your first name.
    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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