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    Post Recommending

    Is the following letter grammatically correct?

    To whom it may concern,
    It is my great pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Mr. XXX.
    I was his supervisor for his MSC thesis. We discussed different aspects of artificial intelligence in water science during his thesis and XXX displayed analytical skills and a keen intellect. Simply put, he was a true pleasure to work with. We published different articles during our collaboration, some of more important that are listed below:
    1- XXXX
    2-XXXX
    He was instructor and consulting professor for two students that I was supervisor for them as well. Two published paper that was more important are listed below:
    1- XXXX
    2-XXXX
    I would rate XXX's overall performance in these subjects as great. This is evidenced by his grades and projects.
    Therefore, I highly recommend that you consider XXX’s application, as He will be a great asset to your program.
    In the case, any information is required. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Dr. XXX

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    Re: Recommending

    Quote Originally Posted by MK22 View Post
    Is the following letter grammatically correct?

    To Whom It May Concern,
    It is my great pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Mr. XXX.
    I was his supervisor for his MSC thesis. We discussed different aspects of artificial intelligence in water science during his thesis and XXX displayed analytical skills and a keen intellect. Simply put, he was a true pleasure to work with. We published different articles during our collaboration, some of the more important that are listed below:
    1- XXXX
    2-XXXX
    He was an instructor and consulting professor for two students that I was supervisor for them supervised as well. Two more important published papers that was are listed below:
    1- XXXX
    2- XXXX
    I would rate XXX's overall performance in these subjects as great (a little too informal). This is evidenced by his grades and projects.
    Therefore, I highly recommend that you consider XXX’s application, as he will would be a great asset to your program.
    In the case that any additional information is required, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Dr. XXX
    A few suggestions.

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    #3

    Re: Recommending

    Is it OK if I use excellent instead of great?

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    Re: Recommending

    Yes.

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    Re: Recommending

    If the letter is to an American recipient, use a colon instead of a comma after the salutation.

    To Whom It May Concern:

    In the US, a colon is used in formal letters (business letters, recommendation letters, letters to people you don't know, letters to people of high rank), while a comma is suited only for informal letters (e.g., to friends, relatives, and loved ones). This only applies to the salutation.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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