a letter


Senior Member
Bulgarian - Yellow Beach
when we send letters to people, we usually address them, is that correct? If I worked at a post office, could I say to someone "Write the recipient's name and address on the back of the letter".? Does it sound too bad with write?

Thank you
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    Senior Member
    India - Hindi
    I don't know why do you think that it sounds bad with "write". What exactly is bothering you? As far as I'm concerned, it sounds natural to me.


    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Yes, it sounds fine. The two verbs have different objects: you address the letter, which is to write the name and address on it. (The recipient's on the front, the sender's on the back is the more usual method, but that doesn't affect the grammar.)


    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I'm puzzled by the content of your question. We normally write the name and address of the recipient on the front of the envelope, not the back of the letter.
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