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    Question Carbon Copy

    Should the CC letter be an original or a photocopy?

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    Default Re: Carbon Copy

    Quote Originally Posted by heatherbernet View Post
    Should the CC letter be an original or a photocopy?

    I am not a teacher.

    Since the CC stands for carbon copy, it is a copy. However, in business today, there generally is only a c or :copy to

    e.g. Sincerely yours,
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    :copy to Mr. Smith, chief engineer

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    Default Re: Carbon Copy

    In American Business English, even though we no longer use carbon paper, we still use the abbreviation "cc:" to indicate that the document is not an original, but rather a photocopy.

    So, when you're sending a letter that has a list of cc recipients, the original letter goes to the main addressee. The other recipients are sent photocopies of the document.

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