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    #1

    Deaky`

    Hi

    I would be most grateful for the correct way to address a letter to a Sir

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    Re: Deaky`

    Welcome to the forum.

    A formal letter to a man starts "Dear Sir". However, "Sir" is also a formal title in the UK for someone who has been knighted. Are you writing to someone who has been knighted by the Queen?

    Remember to end every sentence you write with a punctuation mark. I note that your member profile says you are a native English speaker. As such, it's important to use correctly written English at all times on this forum. Learners of English will assume that everything you write is correct when they see your profile.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Deaky`

    "Deaky" is not an appropriate title for a thread. You should include some or all of the words in your question.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Jul-2014 at 12:18. Reason: Missing word

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    Re: Deaky`

    If you're writing to someone who has been knighted, I was told to use Sir First Name Last Name on the envelope and Dear Sir First Name in the salutation of the letter.

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