RE: Punctuation question

Subject: RE: Punctuation question
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Ron Wilbanks'" <rwilbanks1 -at- carrie-all -dot- com>, "'Techwr-l'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 08:03:42 -0400

Ron Wilbanks wrote:

>Over the years, I have always used a colon on the open salutation of any
letter, both personal and formal. Lately, I have been receiving business
letters that use a comma, rather than a colon addressed to my boss.

Has the rules of writing changed, and now favor the comma for a salutation,
or is the colon still the rule?<

I've always used a comma, because nobody told me during my formative years
(so very long ago....sigh) not to use one. Are you supposed to use a colon
or does it matter?

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