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    Hello!

    can someone please clarify and summarize info about usual correct variants of greeting in letter/in speech addressed to group of people on business matters?

    for example,

    Hello,
    Hello all,
    Dear all,
    Good day/morning/etc
    Hello together[?]
    Greetings,
    Salutations

    thanks in advance. Pointing my text mistakes would be also appreciated

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    Re: preferable way of greetings

    Welcome to Using English,

    In speech,
    Good morning, everyone
    Good afternoon, everyone

    In writing (in email), I've used:

    Hello,
    Hello all,
    Greetings,
    Gentlemen (when all men)
    Ladies (when all women)
    Hi all,

    Or something like "Dear Team Leaders" when they all are in the same position.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: preferable way of greetings

    Barb_D
    thanks for your feedback!

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    #4

    Re: preferable way of greetings

    Quote Originally Posted by Demann View Post
    Hello!

    Can someone please clarify and summarize information about usual correct variants of greeting in letters or in speech when addressed to addressing a group of people on business matters?

    For example,

    Hello,
    Hello all,
    Dear all,
    Good day/morning/etc
    Hello together[?]
    Greetings,
    Salutations

    Thanks in advance. Pointing out my any mistakes in my text mistakes would be also be appreciated.
    Barb has given you some excellent information. I have done as requested and marked some corrections to your post.

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    #5

    Re: preferable way of greetings

    Dear all is also in use.

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    Re: preferable way of greetings

    Dear all,

    Thanks for your comments.

    emsr2d2: could you specify, Is use of abridgement "info" instead of whole word " information" considered as bad English or grammar mistake?

    Also I can't put out of my head expression of greetings "hello together" - is it acceptable to use or completely wrong? I found it from my correspondence with other non-native English speakers, but I have got doubts if it is correct.

    P.S. my request to correct my possible mistakes is still actual;)

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    Re: preferable way of greetings

    Quote Originally Posted by Demann View Post
    Dear all,

    Thanks for your comments.

    emsr2d2: Could you specify - Is the use of the abridgement "info" instead of whole word " information" considered as bad English or grammar mistake?
    I generally amend "info" to "information" in these posts simply because the true beginners who visit the forum will read many posts and might pick up bad habits. There is nothing wrong with abbreviating it to "info" in the right situation but "information" is the full correct word.

    Also I can't put out of my head the expression of greeting "Hello together" - is it acceptable to use or completely wrong? I found it from my correspondence with other non-native English speakers, but I have got doubts if it is correct.
    It is completely wrong.

    P.S. My request to correct my possible mistakes is still actual - "actual" doesn't make any sense. Do you mean "valid"? Do you mean "I still want people to correct my mistakes"? If so, I have to ask why you were not happy with the corrections I made to your original post in my first response.
    See above.

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    Re: preferable way of greetings

    thank you, emsr2d2, now I'm completely happy after your reviews.
    I see, valid is a rather appropriate word in the context. As we see, my posts are not perfect, at least yet. I appreciate any piece of advice on grammar. By the the way, what makes you think I did not like the corrections to the first post?

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    Re: preferable way of greetings

    Quote Originally Posted by Demann View Post
    thank you, emsr2d2, now I'm completely happy after your reviews.
    I see, valid is a rather appropriate word in the context. As we see, my posts are not perfect, at least yet. I appreciate any piece of advice on grammar. By the the way, what makes you think I did not like the corrections to the first post?
    I'm glad you can see why "valid" might be appropriate. The reason that I thought you hadn't liked (or perhaps hadn't noticed) my amendments was that you put "P.S. My request to correct my possible mistakes is still actual" which made me think that perhaps you meant "This is a reminder. I asked you to point out mistakes in my text and that request is still outstanding", as if no-one had taken any notice of your request.

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    #10

    Re: preferable way of greetings

    I just wanted to remind that my request applies to all my posts) Yet sometimes it's not easy to express myself clearly

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