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    Hi,

    So basically I'm about to email an organisation to submit a bursary application. On the application form it reads "please post to ..." or email "(FIRST NAME) (LAST NAME) at "email" etc etc.

    So I was wondering - am I free to address the recipient by "Dear (first name last name)" or do I say "Dear Mrs (last name)"?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by bassala)
    Hi,

    So basically I'm about to email an organisation to submit a bursary application. On the application form it reads "please post to ..." or email "(FIRST NAME) (LAST NAME) at "email" etc etc.

    So I was wondering - am I free to address the recipient by "Dear (first name last name)" or do I say "Dear Mrs (last name)"?

    Thanks!
    I think the convention is usually "Dear Ms Lastname", if the person who you are addressing is female. However, nothing is wrong with writing "Dear Firstname Lastname", if you cannot identify the gender or marital status.

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by bassala)
    Hi,

    So basically I'm about to email an organisation to submit a bursary application. On the application form it reads "please post to ..." or email "(FIRST NAME) (LAST NAME) at "email" etc etc.

    So I was wondering - am I free to address the recipient by "Dear (first name last name)" or do I say "Dear Mrs (last name)"?

    Thanks!
    If I don't know their preferred title I always go for Dear Firstname Lastname ::beard:
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    I just searched the person concerned - she is a Mrs, so in this case I'm thinking I should go for "Dear Mrs (first name last name)"? Or should it be "Dear Mrs (last name)". This is making me dizzy
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    (Original post by bassala)
    I just searched the person concerned - she is a Mrs, so in this case I'm thinking I should go for "Dear Mrs (first name last name)"? Or should it be "Dear Mrs (last name)". This is making me dizzy
    Dear Mrs Lastname should be good
 
 
 
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