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I intend to write to company's owners, which are 2 women. How should I write: Dear Ladies or Dear Mesdames?
Thank you for help.
"Ladies" or "Mesdames," to be very formal. The Gregg Reference Manual
In English messieurs (Messrs.) acts as the plural of Mr.; the female equivalent is mesdames (Mmes.)
If you know there are two, then don't you know their names? If so, then use the names- if we have a name, we use it, even when we don't know the people.
Thank you - all of you. Unfortunately, I don't know their names, just know there are two women in charge. This is going to be a very formal letter that's why I thought of what River mentioned.
By the way, Coffa, in official correspondence one shouldn't use "cheries", just Mesdames IMHO
Thanks a lot