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    toolman is offline Newbie
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    who to 'write to' in a business letter

    Hi there,

    I am wanting to write a letter to advertise my business and services. I know the person I am writing to, but not personally.

    Should I address it

    'Dear sir or madam'

    or

    'Dear Mr. Bloggs'?

    Many thanks!

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    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
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    Re: who to 'write to' in a business letter

    Welcome to Using English, Toolman!

    If you know the addressee's name, it's best to use it ("Dear Mr Bloggs").

    If you don't, "Dear sir or madam" is fine.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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