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>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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