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    addressing letters

    In addressing formal or business letters and using first names, should the Man's name appear first or just before the sir name?

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    Re: addressing letters

    Quote Originally Posted by LHFord View Post
    In addressing formal or business letters and using first names, should the Man's name appear first or just before the sir name?
    Do you mean surname?

    Mr J P Strevens or Mr John Strevens
    H R Manager
    Kwikrott Foods plc
    194 Church Road
    London
    WC14 8NE


    Dear Mr Strevens or Dear John

    NOT: Dear Mr John Strevens.


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    Re: addressing letters

    It's got to be either a formal business salutation, in which case you'd need 'Dear Mr Strevens' or an informal letter beginning 'Dear John', if you're already on first name terms with him.

    There's no middle way.

    Rover

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