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    Dears - addressing a group of people

    Hello,

    recently, I've come across an expression "Dears" used in emails (business ones), e.g.
    "Dears,
    I am writing with regards to.."

    Is it correct to use Dears? It seems a bit awkward to me as I've never seen or heard it before. Is it normally used?

    I would appreciate some feedback

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    #2

    Re: Dears - addressing a group of people

    It is completely inappropriate in British English.

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    #3

    Re: Dears - addressing a group of people

    And also in AmE, if I'm not mistaken.

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    #4

    Re: Dears - addressing a group of people

    You are correct, Rover.

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