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weetabix

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french
in a letter sent by a company's Human resource Manager to all the members of staff to invite them to a meeting, how would you start the letter?
Dear colleagues?
Dear Sir or Madam
dear members of staff
dear associates
dear employees ????

(those are all the answers I found in letters written by students)

thank you for your help!:)
 
  • Nunty

    Senior Member
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    Hi Weetabix. :)

    We cannot correct the students' answers for you. Please tell us which term you are thinking of using and why.

    Thanks,
    Nun-Translator
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    weetabix

    Member
    french
    personally, I wouls simply use Dear Sir or Madam. But i was wondering If it would bepossible to use "dear colleagues".
    I would not use the other 3
     

    marget

    Senior Member
    personally, I wouls simply use Dear Sir or Madam. But i was wondering If it would bepossible to use "dear colleagues".
    I would not use the other 3
    I can't imagine "Dear Sir or Madam" used to address members of one's own company. I would prefer "Dear Colleagues", which sounds a bit formal, or "Dear Fellow Employees". "Greetings" might work.
     
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