Manners and Etiquette
Letters Notes and Memos

What is the correct form of salutation in a letter?


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Dear fool,

prescribing a specific and normative correct or incorrect form of salutation to a letter is ridiculous. if your looking for the most proper or formal salutation your best bets are 'dear' (which is a bit personal and familiar and kinda sappy) or just simply (for maximum formality) 'Mr __________, ' and proceed with your letter.