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I would appreciate if someone could tell me if it would be appropriate English to write "Hi gents" in an e-mail to fellow directors? It's in a very informal context.

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Karsten, please edit your question and supply more information about the nature of the email; that is, whether it's formal, informal, casual, business, etc. (Also respell appropriate, and perhaps add [politeness] and [greetings] tags) –  jwpat7 Feb 10 '12 at 6:50
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jwpat7 is right. It depends on the gents. –  Barrie England Feb 10 '12 at 7:33
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It may depend on whether they are all male –  Henry Feb 10 '12 at 7:52
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@Henry: Gents usually are, I believe. –  Barrie England Feb 10 '12 at 8:18
    
If at least one of them is known to be pedantic about orthography you should use a comma to offset the vocative: Hi, gents. –  Peter Taylor Feb 10 '12 at 8:46
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