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I am curious: is it proper usage of grammar to use these words together : Fairly quickly ex: We responded to the fire call fairly quickly.
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Cressie, a volunteer for local chamber of commerce, asks...
What is the punctuation used after the salutation or greeting in a business letter?
Anne answers...
Traditionally, business corrrespondence has always preferred a colon after the greeting; however, some business letters are less formal these days and accept a comma. In my own business writing, I make the choice on the basis of whether I know the individual to whom I am writing personally and want to convey a sense of warmth. If I do, I go with the comma.
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