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    Question Help with proper title ...

    If I am writing a letter to my the Village Clerk, how do I address that person. Do I use Honourable or not. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Help with proper title ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered Janette View Post
    If I am writing a letter to my the use either my or the, but not both Village Clerk, how do I address that person. Do I use Honourable or not. Thanks in advance.
    In Canada, "Honourable" is reserved for judges and members of parliament, certainly not for a village clerk. Dear Sir or Madam is what would be used.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Help with proper title ...

    I'd write Dear Mr. Niaz, Dear Ms. Niaz, or (if you don't know the name) Dear Village Clerk.

    And in the U.S., if we know the person at all, we use the first name: Dear Pat. I think the idea of using first names horrifies the British, who only do that with family and long-time friends.

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