Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Switzerland

    • Join Date: Jun 2012
    • Posts: 2
    #1

    Very short question regarding proper salutation

    Hello.

    This question might appear unnecessary/obvious/ridiculous, but I really need to know. I am a medical student writing an e-mail to another medical student who lives in the UK. I have not met this student nor spoken to him, I know both his first and last name and he is probably around the same age as me (23-25).
    My question is: How do I start the letter? (e.g. for someone called John Smith)
    Dear Mr. Smith
    Dear Dr. Smith
    Dear John
    Hello
    Hi
    ???
    I am required to contact many students in the same way and don't want to make a bad impression, because they may have an important role in evaluating me for a scholarship.
    Thank you in advance for any help...
    Last edited by Alucard7; 06-Jun-2012 at 01:02.

  2. Key Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 3,485
    #2

    Re: Very short question regarding proper salutation

    I would use "Mr." unless you know that he is a doctor. In that case use "Dr.".

  3. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Switzerland

    • Join Date: Jun 2012
    • Posts: 2
    #3

    Re: Very short question regarding proper salutation

    Thank you for answering!
    I will use Mr. Ms. just to be on the safe side...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •