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Urgent Q on multiple recipients"Dear All" or? Hi! I have a trouble in writing my email to multiple recipients of 2, including my Prof. (program director/younger) who has PhD.and a Clinic director(older). I will start with "Dear" and then how can I call both of them in right order? It may sound strange asking this, but in my country, seniority or rank is highly regarded and I cannot get rid of that mind set! "Dear All" kind of sounds too casual to me. But I m in California and people are very casual. It is just me who have trouble maybe..... Thank you!Both of the recipients are female. Thank you!
18 ก.พ. 2014 เวลา 5:03
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The proper way to address them in English would be: Dear Mr. Somesuch and Dr. SoSo or simply: Dear Sirs, This last one is what I think works best.
18 กุมภาพันธ์ 2014
I would use "Dear Dr. ______ (clinic director) and Dr. _____ (program director), I don't know if there is a rule for this but I would write the person with higher authority in an organization first. It is also possible to use a title they both share such as "Dear Professors,"
18 กุมภาพันธ์ 2014
I think your best option here would be to say something like "Dear Colleagues...."
18 กุมภาพันธ์ 2014
In your situation, I would first address the person to whom the email is most relevant. For example, if the email is about an aspect that the younger program director oversees, then address him/her first even though the clinic director is more senior. If the subject matter is of equal relevance to both individuals, I usually address the person I work with more often first. Alternatively, it is perfectly acceptable to address the more senior person first if the subject matter is of equal relevance to both and if doing so is your preference (i.e., more compatible with your cultural sensitivities). What is less appropriate (in my view) is to address the senior person first when the email is more relevant to the younger person. This is just my own personal preference. You certainly can write "Dear all," which is what I often do… :)
18 กุมภาพันธ์ 2014
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