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    Punctuation

    Dear US teachers,
    I'm much appreciated it if you could tell me what the punctuation mark should be used after "Dear Sir" in a letter. A comma or colon?

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    Re: Punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    Dear US teachers,
    I'm much appreciated it if you could tell me what the punctuation mark should be used after "Dear Sir" in a letter. A comma or colon?

    *just an assistant ESL teacher

    I believe I have only seen a comma.


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    Re: Punctuation

    I thought that you could use a colon in AmE. In the UK, we only use a comma.

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    Re: Punctuation

    you know, it's been forever since I wrote a business letter, so it is quite possible. Perhaps someone most qualified can shed some light.

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