OpenStudy (anonymous):

Hey, I'm trying to write a business letter, and I need to know if I need to include "Dear" in the salutation

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

You could add 'Respected Sir or Maam' instead of dear. Dear is more commonly used in informal letters.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Actually, "Dear" is commonly used in business letters. http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/BusLetter_Block.html

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Use 'Dear' if you are sending it to a specific person or group. Otherwise you can go with "To Whom It May Concern"

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I would do my best to find out who would be recieving the letter, then include their name to show you'd go the extra mile to appear proffessional. :D If not, then go with sir. :D

6 years ago
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