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    How to greet a professor in a letter?

    Hi,everyone,this is my first post here and I'd appreciate any help from you,Thanks.

    My problem is how should I greet a professor in a formal enquiry letter? I'm writing to a professor of a British university and I'm now stuck before I can start writing anything.

    I mean, can I write something like:

    Dear Professor xxxxx:

    Hello, I am spetsnaz26 from...is "Hello" the proper choice or is there something else more "formal"?

    Thanks again:)

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    Re: How to greet a professor in a letter?

    Dear Professor [type in the professor's name here],
    I am spetsnaz26 from ...
    First, Dear is a greeting, so you don't need to type Hello. Second, use a comma (,) instead of a colon (:).

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    Re: How to greet a professor in a letter?

    Thank you for the prompt reply!

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    Re: How to greet a professor in a letter?

    Spetsnaz26, any time.

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