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How do I address someone in a business letter when I don't know if she is a Ms. or Mrs.?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:06 PM on Apr. 6, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Dear Sir/Ma'm
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • There are 2 options...Dear Sir or Madame: or To Whom it May Concern:
    Marwill

    Answer by Marwill at 5:11 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • Thank you! I know her full name, but nowhere I've looked identifies her as Ms. or Mrs. Would it be wrong to put her full name with her title at the top right corner and the business she is from, then start the letter without a salutation?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • You would list her as Ms. if you don't own if she is married or not.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:22 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • Ms.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • If you know that she is female, use Ms.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:29 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • To whom this may concern.
    iri24

    Answer by iri24 at 8:08 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • Ms. Always, always, always Ms.
    Saya

    Answer by Saya at 8:32 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • Ms. is appropriate for both single and married women.
    StellarJKD

    Answer by StellarJKD at 3:35 AM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • Ms. would be the correct answer.....it works for all women, single or married and is far more professional than "To Whom it May Concern" when you are aware of the person's full name and the fact that they are female.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 AM on Apr. 7, 2010

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