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    Default To whom it may concern

    In writing the addressee, which is correct?

    To whom it may concern

    To Whom It May concern

    Which is correct, #1 or #2?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: To whom it may concern

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    In writing the addressee, which is correct?

    To whom it may concern

    To Whom It May concern

    Which is correct, #1 or #2?

    It's not a proper noun. I would use number 2.


    (Now you may thank me. )





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    Default Re: To whom it may concern

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    In writing the addressee, which is correct?

    To whom it may concern

    To Whom It May concern

    Which is correct, #1 or #2?

    Many thanks in advance.
    This is not something I would normally write (and I would, under other circumstances, guess that #1 is correct, although I would not have responded and given you advice based on a guess), however upon reading your question I remembered receiving a doctor's note for a sports event I did recently which had those very words printed on the envelope.

    On the front of the envelope is written:

    To Whom it May Concern


    So I can, at the very least, confirm that this is how a doctor would write it. Helpful? I am not sure!

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    Default Re: To whom it may concern

    I think it should be capitalized.
    It is not a sentence where you use small letters but it is like a title or an address and should be given prominence. Just like you write 'Dear Sir/Madam' and not Dear sir/madam.

    not a teacher

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    Default Re: To whom it may concern

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    It's not a proper noun. I would use number 2.

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    Before I thank you, I wonder you mean #1. You wrote "It's not a proper noun", so my conclusion is that you mean "To whom it may concern" is correct. Am I on the right track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Before I thank you, I wonder you mean #1. You wrote "It's not a proper noun", so my conclusion is that you mean "To whom it may concern" is correct. Am I on the right track?
    That is right. I goofed.



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    Default Re: To whom it may concern

    Hi RonBee

    I guess nobody's perfect. You're right. Who can claim that they are infallible?

    Now that things are cleared up, I would like to say "Thank you."

    With warmest wishes.

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