recipient?

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jctgf

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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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I vote for "recipient".
 

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

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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.
 

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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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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
 
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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!:oops:
 

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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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