Is Dear Mam correct?
Is Dear Mam correct?
Both are correct, but there are nuances. In the US, “ma’am” is the polite form of address in conversation — the exact equivalent of “sir.” By contrast, “madam” is hyper-polite and used only in formal situations (“Madam Secretary”) or in the salutations of business letters (“Dear Madam”).
How do you write respected mam on an application?
The salutations ‘Dear Respected Sir/Madam’, ‘Respected Sir/Madam’ and ‘Respected Sir’ are very common in Indian English. Senders of letters think that it is essential to address the recipient as ‘Respected Sir / Madam’ if the person is held in high regard or holds an important position.
When do you say’dear SIRS and Mams’?
No. In principle, you can say “Dear Sirs” if you’re addressing more than one person who you might normally address as “Sir” (a letter to two or more politicians, perhaps). I’ve never seen “Ma’ams”, or “Madams”, probably because “Madam” can also have the meaning of “a woman who runs a brothel”,…
When to use’dear madam’or’dear Sir’?
In general, we use “Dear Sir” for male, “Dear Madam” for female, and “Dear Sirs” if one is not sure about the sex of the person the letter is being directed to or if one is writing to more than one person. Why do people start letters with “Dear”, when the person isn’t their “dear”?
Is it correct to write’dear sirs’when writing an email to 2 or more?
If you ever needed to address a letter to two men at once, use “Dear Sirs.” It matters how much you know beforehand before sending the letter in terms of “Sirs.” Yes, it is correct to write “Dear Sirs” when you are sending email to many, while writing a professional email. “Dear Sir” used to be the standard.
When to use a colon in Dear sir or Madam?
Dear Sir or Madam, [Space] First paragraph of the cover letter. Using a colon after salutations is acceptable in formal situations, so you can also write “Dear Sir or Madam” with a colon: Dear Sir or Madam: [Space] First paragraph of the cover letter.
Do you use dear sir or madam in an email?
You should avoid using Dear Sir/Madam in emails as well as in cover letters. Cover letters are notably more formal than emails, but some of the same rules apply, especially if you are writing to someone for the first time.
How do you know if someone is a Sir or Madam?
When I get addressed as “Dear Sir/Madam” in any email, I know the Sender is lazy. How do I know this? Because my sites are so me. With just one or two clicks you know that “Judith Kallos” is the person behind the site. I am not a Sir, nor do I really consider myself a Madam.
Do you have to say ” dear sir ” when writing to someone?
The short answer is yes but only rarely—though of course, not everyone agrees. In today’s technologically connected world, there is (almost) no excuse for not knowing whom you are writing to. Dear Sir or Dear Madam may offend your recipient if you’re unsure of their gender or get it wrong.
Is there an excuse for dear sir or Madam?
In the unsolicited email I get, every day brings more messages that begin “Dear Sir or Madam.” But these days there is no excuse for that greeting. Anyone who wants to write to me can easily learn whether I am a sir or a madam. They can also track down my name.