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comment How to address people
If a customer called me on the phone on a business line and I answered "Hello." I think that might be a bit curt. Otherwise, I can't think of a scenario where "Hello" isn't formal enough.
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comment How to address people
"Can you" is fine if you're a manager talking to one of your staff. If you're a supplier talking to a customer, I think "Could you" is much safer, and definitely add "please".
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comment What do you call both persons involved in a transaction?
Very useful when you start talking about "third parties" (Alice gives $5 to Eve to give to Bob), or declining to be a participant ('"I won't be a party to this nonsense!" said Charlie'). Curiously the term is "third party" even when they are in fact a fourth, fifth, etc. In contrast to a third party, the original direct participants are called the "Principals"
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