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  1. Banned
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    #1

    Addressing members who are more than two or three people

    Hello,
    Suppose that I want to suggest the members in the forum a helpful website or link. But I don't know how to address them.
    I mean to address members who are more than two or three.

    1. Guys, have a look at this link. It's useful. (I think "guys" is not a good word)
    2. Friends, have a look at this link. It's useful. (I think "friends" is not a good word too.)
    3. Members, have a look at this link. It's useful.(I think "members" is not a good word as well.)
    4. Ladies and gentlemen, have a look at this link.It's useful. (I think "ladies and gentlemen" is not a good word.)
    5. Dear all, have a look at this link. It's useful. (I think "dear" is not a good word.)

    Hahaha none of them is ok to me. I'm not sure, maybe I'm wrong. But what's your opinion about the above sentences?
    If you were me, how would you address the members who are more than two or three people? Is "everyone" ok?

    Thank you
    Last edited by sb70012; 18-Nov-2013 at 19:24.

  2. Grumpy's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: Addressing members who are more than two or three people

    "Ladies and gentlemen" sounds fine to me.

    PS. It's "have a look".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: Addressing members who are more than two or three people

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    It's "have a look".
    Thank you so much for informing. I corrected it.

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    Re: Addressing members who are more than two or three people

    If you are talking about this forum, we don't need a salutation, greeting or address at all. If you have a link to do with the English language which you think all the learners could benefit from, then simply post something like "Here is a link to a website I think you might find useful" and follow it with the link. Bear in mind that all links are checked by the moderators/administrators and if the link leads to a website which isn't up to scratch or which is blatantly incorrect or unhelpful, it will be swiftly removed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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