The correct salutation on a cover letter should always include the word "Dear" followed by the contact person to whom the letter is addressed. This should be followed by either a comma or a colon, then a blank line and t... More » Education Writing

It is common to use a colon at the end of the salutation of a letter. A comma is also acceptable, but a colon is more commonplace and looks more professional. More » Education Writing

To write an official letter, write the return address, the date, the inside address and a salutation. Write the body of the letter. Finish the letter with the closing, a signature and your printed name. More » Education Writing
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