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    Red face To p.p. pr not to p.p. that is the question?

    Hi
    Can someone help me, when signing a letter on someone's behalf, where does the "pp" go?
    (signed)
    A.N. Other [<-- your name]
    p.p. Sam Body-Else [<-- your boss's name]
    or
    (signed)
    p.p. A.N. Other [<-- your name]
    Sam Body-Else [<-- your boss's name]
    Help???!!!
    Thank you

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    Re: To p.p. pr not to p.p. that is the question?

    Hello Sajane

    "p.p" = per pro. = "per procurationem". This means 'by/through the agency of".

    If I'm your PA, and you're out of the office, I sign the letter for you and put p.p. before my name, i.e.

    Yours sincerely

    p.p. MrP

    Sajane


    Beware of explanations that say that it means 'for and on behalf of', and should be put in front of the absentee's name...

    MrP

    PS: Welcome to UE, by the way!

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    Re: To p.p. pr not to p.p. that is the question?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Hello Sajane
    "p.p" = per pro. = "per procurationem". This means 'by/through the agency of".
    If I'm your PA, and you're out of the office, I sign the letter for you and put p.p. before my name, i.e.
    Yours sincerely
    p.p. MrP
    Sajane

    Beware of explanations that say that it means 'for and on behalf of', and should be put in front of the absentee's name...
    MrP
    PS: Welcome to UE, by the way!
    I don't understand - '...should be put in front of the absentee's name...'. Isn't that what youv'e just done?

    b
    Last edited by BobK; 29-Nov-2006 at 17:19.


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    Re: To p.p. pr not to p.p. that is the question?

    I was taught to sign my name in the place for signature, and insert pp in front of the (typed) name of the signator; This is what I did throughout my working life.

    V. Smith
    pp John James
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    Re: To p.p. pr not to p.p. that is the question?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I don't understand - '...should be put in front of the absentee's name...'. Isn't that what youv'e just done?

    b
    Not quite...Sajane's the absentee, and I'm the PA.

    (It's a living.)

    MrP

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