When writing a letter/email to a female do you assume they are married (Mrs or Ms)

gar598

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what do I do????? It's too the asst. directors of Admissions

Dear Asst. Director of Admissions, ?

Dear Mrs. Doe?

Dear Ms. Doe?

or just start writing without properly addressing anyone?


 

shiner

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Start you letter with one of the following. It's sure to get your letter noticed.

Dear Ho

Dear Skank

Yo Beeotch

 

kassy

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Sep 13, 2000
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I would go with "First Name Last Name"
Ms - Married but Separated
Mrs - Married

It?s hard to know what someone will find offensive, so stick with first name last name....
 

Shagga

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Personally, I would telephone the department and find out. If however you are unable to find out, then you should assume "Ms". :)
 

burnedout

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If I'm not mistaken, while reading Dear Abbey years ago (when you are in the Army out in the field with nothing else to read but Stars and Stripes, you know what I mean) the same question came up. Abbey consulted an expert on etiquette and stated that the use "Ms." was best if the marital status was unknown.
 

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