A salutation is a greeting used in a letter or other written or non-written communication.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

6
votes
1answer
3k views

Grammar/case in a salutation/greeting

I have a simple question — in a greeting or salutation such as "Good Morning Jane", since I believe it is a contraction, is Jane the object (as in "Good Morning to Jane") or is it the subject (as in ...
3
votes
1answer
610 views

Salutation punctuation: is “Hi!,” okay? [closed]

A friend of mine uses both an exclamation mark and a comma in his letter salutations, like so: Hi George!, I have never seen this before, and was wondering if it's grammatically kosher. ...
2
votes
2answers
479 views

Unremitting salutation

Even though I am all in favor of salutations and complimentary closes, when exchanging more than a couple of mails with the same person, I feel that starting yet another reply with Dear Mr. Smith gets ...
1
vote
5answers
2k views

How do I address people who give feedback?

Do I call them 'Respondent' or are there better words to use? Example of the feedback as follows: ==================================================================== | Question ...
0
votes
3answers
7k views

Work-safe (but not too formal) salutation to start an e-mail to address a group of people [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you greet multiple recipients in an e-mail? "Dear All" is what I see the most or "Hi guys", but I don't like these terms. They don't seem slick enough, to me. ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

Salutation/Professional Addressing “Dy GM”, what does it mean? [closed]

Found the addressing "Dy GM" in New Delhi area in the IT domain. What does it mean?
3
votes
4answers
39k views

The correct syntax for “I/We remain” at the end of the letter

I want to sign off a letter with the following: Letter text. We remain, Sincerely yours, Mr Person Head of Accounting Is this correct usage? Isn’t this like having 2 ...
4
votes
3answers
8k views

Addressing a senior female in formal mail

How should I address a female who is senior to me (in both age and rank) in an official letter?
1
vote
1answer
3k views

What style should I use in e-mail salutations to superiors, colleagues, or juniors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Salutation in an Email How do you greet multiple recipients in an e-mail? How do I use the initial words while writing an e-mail, in particular, to my superiors? ...
30
votes
12answers
37k views

Are greetings and salutations redundant in an e-mail?

Do I really need to write my email this way? Hi John, [My Message here] Regards, Jane The email header already includes the to and from. The recipient should not be confused by who the ...
1
vote
4answers
5k views

Usage of “how is everyone”

When we ask about well-being when we meet other people, is this the correct usage: How is everyone at home? or are there any other ways to address this when talking to a person via email or ...
20
votes
9answers
123k views

Using “dear”, “darling”, or “honey” to address a friend

As far as I know dear, darling, and honey are commonly used between lovers, but I suppose there are more words like that. What else is commonly used? Which of these can be used to address a ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

How should I address a letter to a married couple who are both doctors?

Dr. John and Dr. Jane Doe? Drs. John and Jane Doe? Other?
16
votes
4answers
19k views

What is the best salutation to use in cover letter when I don't have contact information?

I prepare to write a cover letter to several banks. The application is online and I need to submit it to each employer. So how could I write in the salutation of the cover letter. I don't have the ...
30
votes
6answers
25k views

How should I address someone with a known name and unknown gender?

When communicating with foreign cultures, the gender of the addressed person is not always clear from the name. What would be a professional way to address someone in this situation. (Dear Mr or Ms ...
45
votes
2answers
752k views

“Dear Sir or Madam” versus “To whom it may concern”

When is it appropriate to use the terms Dear Sir or Madam and To whom it may concern? The rules I was taught state that Dear Sir or Madam should be used when you're writing a letter to a person about ...