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  1. rk59gs


    A little disagreement with a coworker of mine..hopefully we can get this settled with your help.

    Is it appropriate to start a formal letter with "MY" or"I?"

    For example, Dear John Doe, My goal is to increase revenue.....

    Is there a written rule on this that can be referred to?

  2. RonBee's Avatar
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    As far as I know there is no rule against starting a formal letter with either my or I.

  3. Editor,
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    Many formal letters start with the phrase 'I am writing...' so, like Ron, I know of no rule against this.

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