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    Hi,

    I have read somewhere that "Dear All" as an opening salutation is grammatically incorrect. But I know it is widely used. Is it correct or not?

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    Leszek

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeszekN View Post
    Hi,

    I have read somewhere that "Dear All" as an opening salutation is grammatically incorrect. But I know it is widely used. Is it correct or not?

    Best regards
    Leszek
    Hi Leszek,
    What makes you feel it is grammatically incorrect?
    "All" can stand for a noun and it is ok to start an email with "Dear All" in an informal context.

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    banderas - please take a look at the discussion here Dear All - WordReference Forums
    I am just confused ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeszekN View Post
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    banderas - please take a look at the discussion here Dear All - WordReference Forums
    I am just confused ...

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    So it turns out to be correct, as I believed.

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    Hi,

    banderas - the man who started this discussion (gonseth) hasn't answered the question why he believed that "Dear All" is incorrect. He introduced himself as an English teacher. I thougt maybe he was right and there is a grammatical rule not considered by other participants.
    It seems to be there is not such a rule and I can use "Dear All" writing my emails
    Thank you for your reply

    Best regards,
    Leszek

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeszekN View Post
    Hi,

    banderas - the man who started this discussion (gonseth) hasn't answered the question why he believed that "Dear All" is incorrect. He introduced himself as an English teacher. I thougt maybe he was right and there is a grammatical rule not considered by other participants.
    It seems to be there is not such a rule and I can use "Dear All" writing my emails
    Thank you for your reply

    Best regards,
    Leszek
    No worries, Leszek.
    I took a look again and could see that he was a native of Swiss-English.
    "Dear All" seemed correct to me. If I had been wrong saying so, believe me, the native speakers from this forum would not let me get away with this. They would definitely have corrected me.
    Just make sure, you will use the expression in the right context as it is quite informal, at least to me.
    Last edited by banderas; 02-May-2008 at 00:26. Reason: typo

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    Hi,

    I will use it informally

    Best regards
    Leszek

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