Is "To the attention of" a correct phrase to be used instead of "Attn:" in the attention line of a business letter?
closed as off-topic by Davo, Dan Bron, choster, NVZ, FumbleFingers Jul 18 '17 at 15:41
This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:
- "Please include the research you’ve done, or consider if your question suits our English Language Learners site better. Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic." – Davo, Dan Bron, choster, NVZ, FumbleFingers
See e.g., http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tcdnstyl-chap?lang=eng&lettr=chapsect10&info0=10.16 which implies that this is a matter of style. If you don't like "Attn:" because it seems too abrupt/shorthand, perhaps use "Attention:". Using "To the attention of" is not very businesslike, because in business brevity and directness are valued.