Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by HyphenSpeedy, Apr 18, 2007.
In a formal letter, what would you write?
1. Dear Sir or Madam,
2. Dear Sir/Madam,
I would use
Really? Do you know why?
I don't know why, i don't know if there's a right/wrong form.. but "/" is much better than saying "or" in that kind of letter.. in my language too
Yeah, I also agree that, in Spanish, "Querido/a Señor/a" is better than "Querido/a Señor o Señora".
Anyway, thanks for your help!!
In my opinion, "Dear Sir or Madam" is much better. It´s more direct and clearer to write "or" than to imply it through punctuation.
In Ireland we would never say "Dear Sir or Madam" we only say "Dear Sir/Madam"
Separate names with a comma.