Dear Sir or Madam

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Stephen123456

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Could someone tell me, please, what is the US equivalent of 'Dear Sir or Madam' at the beginning of a letter? Is it also 'Dear Sir or Madam', or is there some different way in which it is expressed? Thank you. Stephen
 

oregeezer

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"Dear Sir or Madam" is very old fashioned, but still acceptable. It should only be used in cases where you have tried unsuccessfully to determine the correct name and/or title of the person you wish to address.
 
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