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    who to 'write to' in a business letter

    Hi there,

    I am wanting to write a letter to advertise my business and services. I know the person I am writing to, but not personally.

    Should I address it

    'Dear sir or madam'


    'Dear Mr. Bloggs'?

    Many thanks!

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    Re: who to 'write to' in a business letter

    Welcome to Using English, Toolman!

    If you know the addressee's name, it's best to use it ("Dear Mr Bloggs").

    If you don't, "Dear sir or madam" is fine.

    Best wishes,


    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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