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    So I just got an email from "Applicant Relationship Manager" and he introduced himself with his first name only. He asked if I could reply and give him some information. I would normally say something like "Dear Sir or Madam" or "Dear Mr. [last name]" but he already introduced himself so I'm not sure what to do. I'm not from the UK + I've never written an official email before. I don't want to offend him or something. Can I just write "Dear [his first name]" if he introduced himself like that or maybe better use his last name?
    Thanks in advance for any help.
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    You can address him by his first name, or Sir, or mr. *his last name*. All are acceptable. I personally refer to my lecturer as Dr./Mr. *Insert last name*, but I have friends who just call a lecturer Peter:laugh:

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    (Original post by Yucares)
    So I just got an email from "Applicant Relationship Manager" and he introduced himself with his first name only. He asked if I could reply and give him some information. I would normally say something like "Dear Sir or Madam" or "Dear Mr. [last name]" but he already introduced himself so I'm not sure what to do. I'm not from the UK + I've never written an official email before. I don't want to offend him or something. Can I just write "Dear [his first name]" if he introduced himself like that or maybe better use his last name?
    Thanks in advance for any help.
    Been in the same situation many times. Not from the UK either, but my take on it is that you shouldn't have to be more formal than they are. Does this 'applicant relationship manager' address you with your first name? If so, I'd use his. They probably don't care, as the previous poster said.
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    If he just uses his first name, write back using his first name.

    If he signed of "Dr Bob Jones" I would reply "Dear Dr Jones".
 
 
 

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