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    recipient?

    hi there,
    when we send a mail (or an email...) , how do we qualify the person who receives it?
    the "receiver"? the "recipient"?
    what is the most common and popular word for that?
    thanks.

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    #2

    Re: recipient?

    I vote for "recipient".

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    #3

    Re: recipient?

    I'm not a teacher, but I cast my vote for recipient, too.

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    #4

    Re: recipient?

    [NOT A TEACHER]

    yeah, I go for "recipient" too. I guess receiver is an advice that receives TV or radio signals (never signs, right?), something like that.

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    Re: recipient?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
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    yeah, I go for "recipient" too. I guess receiver is an advice that receives TV or radio signals (never signs, right?), something like that.
    Yes, I'd normally use "receiver" to mean 'a device that receives signals'.

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    #6

    Re: recipient?

    Oh, sorry, you know, it's getting late, 2:30 am and can't even type properly. My English is not good and I got sleepy... instead of Bart I can see Homer Simpson right now!

    I better go now before start seeing Spongebob squarepants
    Last edited by Offroad; 03-Apr-2008 at 06:42.

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    Re: recipient?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Oh, sorry, you know, it's getting late, 2:30 am and can't even type properly. My English is not good and I got sleepy... instead of Bart I can see Homer Simpson right now!

    Don't worry, I make those sort of mistakes all the time, even when typing my native language while wide awake. So I don't have any excuses. D'Oh!

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    #8

    Re: recipient?

    hi,
    can also a "recipient" be an object that receive things?
    the dictionary says "yes" but I'd like to hear your opinion.
    what about the person who sends a mail? "sender"?
    thanks.

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