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Thread: Comma or Colon?

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    Smile Comma or Colon?

    My husband and I are disagreeing about this. Do you follow the salutation with a comma or with a colon in a formal letter?

    Thank you

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    Re: Comma or Colon?

    In an American letter, a colon is for formal letters and a comma for informal.

    However, it may not be the case in other places.

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    Re: Comma or Colon?

    In Canada few people would notice or care about this subtle difference, though a colon can seem curt.

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