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    Messrs. So & So Company

    Presently, when I write a letter to a company (no matter whether the company is "(Name of person) & Co., Ltd." or not, I don't put "Messrs." to the company's name.

    Do I have to put "Messrs." before the company's name if the company's name is, for example, "Snappy & Co., Ltd."?

    "Messrs. Snappy & Co., Ltd.

    Dear Sir or Madam:
    "

    or

    "Messrs. Snappy & Co., Ltd.

    Dear Sirs (or should I write "Gentlemen" instead?)
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    I usually address the company as follows:

    "Snappy & Co., Ltd.

    Dear Sir or Madam:

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    Re: Messrs. So & So Company

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Presently, when I write a letter to a company (no matter whether the company is "(Name of person) & Co., Ltd." or not, I don't put "Messrs." to the company's name.

    Do I have to put "Messrs." before the company's name if the company's name is, for example, "Snappy & Co., Ltd."?

    "Messrs. Snappy & Co., Ltd.

    Dear Sir or Madam:
    "

    or

    "Messrs. Snappy & Co., Ltd.

    Dear Sirs (or should I write "Gentlemen" instead?)
    "


    I usually address the company as follows:

    "Snappy & Co., Ltd.

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    Caption

    With reference to...
    "
    Messrs is the plural of Mr (Mister) so you wouldn't use it in a company name unless the name of the company actually has the word "Messrs" in it already.

    At the beginning of a letter you would usually say "Dear Sir" or Dear Sir/Madam".

    However, if you know the name of the person you are writing to, then you would say "Dear Mr Smith". If you are writing to two brothers, who are both called Mr Smith, it would become "Dear Messrs Smith".

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    Re: Messrs. So & So Company

    The traditional way of addressing a business letter is:
    Mr. Name
    Snappy & Company
    address
    address

    If you are writing to two men or more, the inside address would read:
    Messrs. Name and Name
    Snappy & Company
    address
    address


    If you are writing to unknown people at the company, the inside address would read:

    Snappy & Company
    address
    address

    And then the salutation would read:

    Dear Sir or Madam:



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    Re: Messrs. So & So Company

    Ouisch and emsr2d2, thank you. I understood.

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