I wrote a note addressed to more than one group. Do I close the note to you and your family or to you and your families? My memory would say either or is correct.

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    Clearly if it is addressed to more than one family, the correct wording would be "...to you and your families". – WS2 Apr 4 '20 at 15:21
  • Thank you. To be specific, the note is addressed; Dear Mail and Delivery Personnel. – Anita Apr 4 '20 at 15:31
  • You could close with "Best wishes to you all." If it is to all personnel, they might not have any family, or might be recently bereaved, and being so specific is risky. – Weather Vane Apr 4 '20 at 16:14
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    Does this answer your question? Do you pluralize the singular possessions of individual members of a plural group?: 'In a situation where you are speaking to a group of men — for example on a sign passed by many married men — which is correct: "Remind your wife" or "Remind your wives"?' – Edwin Ashworth Apr 4 '20 at 16:48

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