Student or Learner
Hello! Help me clarify why I can't say 'Dear Mr. David Kennedy!'
Thank you in advance!
With automated mail-merge, "Dear Mr. David Kennedy" feels very automated. Choose his title. Choose his first name. Choose his last name. Merge them.
I'd rather be addressed at "Dear Clover Leaf Client" than "Dear Ms. Barb D" -- at least the first doesn't pretend to be personal.
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.