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    Angry Addressing a person in a formal letter

    Is it incorrect to address a person using the following format in a formal letteR, i.e. can BOTH the first and last name be used after Ms. / Mr.?
    "Dear Ms. Jane Doe"
    or
    "Dear Mr. John Doe"
    Thank you!

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    Re: Addressing a person in a formal letter

    Have a look here;

    http://www.usingenglish.com/articles...r-writing.html

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    Smile Re: Addressing a person in a formal letter

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is it incorrect to address a person using the following format in a formal letteR, i.e. can BOTH the first and last name be used after Ms. / Mr.?
    "Dear Ms. Jane Doe"
    or
    "Dear Mr. John Doe"
    Thank you!

    You use only the family name.
    'Dear Mr/Ms Doe'
    or
    'Dear Mr and Ms Doe'

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