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    Default Dear all/All?

    Should "all" or "colleagues" be capitalized or not in a letter/email salutation? I've seen both. What are the conventions?

    Nico

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    Hey Nico

    I have provided some infomation about nouns for you:

    Proper noun - used to refer to name a person, place or thing. It begins with a capital letter.

    Common noun - is a noun used to refer to a person, place or thing in general such as colleagues, all. It is usually written as a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence only.

    When using colleagues in a title you would use a capital letter such as Dear Colleagues.


    Hope this helps

    (Student teacher so I am still learning)
    Last edited by glitterstar101; 09-Feb-2009 at 08:05.

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    Default Re: Dear all/All?

    Quote Originally Posted by nico View Post
    Should "all" or "colleagues" be capitalized or not in a letter/email salutation? I've seen both. What are the conventions?

    Nico
    I would not capitalize either in a greeting.

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