Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

What Does Re: Mean On a Letter...............

    • Thread Starter

    Quick Question

    - On a Letter What Does Re: Mean??

    i.e. does it mean replying (to a previous letter), or regarding (subject matter)...........

    - Also would you put this before or after the dear sir/madam part??

    Thanks For Any Help

    PS. I Know This Is Totally The Wrong Place To Post This In, But I'm Off To a Funeral in China Tomorrow and Need To Send of My IB Application Form Off Tonight :tsr2:

    It means 'in reference to' or 'in regard to'

    Re is latin for "in the matter of".

    As for your second question, im not entirely sure, but I think after Sir/Madam.

    Im assuming this is email? Cause I dont think Re is entirely appropriate in a letter. Thats just me though!

    Re: is perfectly acceptable in a letter. In fact, it's standard form.

    Fair enough.

    I never write letters unless im threatening my work with something. :p:
    • Thread Starter

    thanks for the help guys, really means a lot

    in regards to having re: in a letter, i thought it was the norm when writing about a particular subject?
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: January 6, 2008
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Tea vs coffee
Useful resources


Guide to investment bankingGuide to consultancy

Featured recruiter profiles:

Deutsche Bank logo

Deutsche Bank is recruiting

"Thrive in an international banking environment"

Quick link:

Unanswered investment banking and consultancy threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.