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On November 07 11:03:47 AM, John Cook wrote: If comprehension isn't
affected whether you use one or the other, I'd adopt a stance and stick
In this case, the issue isn't comprehension but protocol. This is one of
the few times (that I'm aware of) that the recipient and the situation
will dictate the punctuation, and using the wrong punctuation could be
inadvisable -- especially in business.
If I were submitting my resume to a prospective employer, I would use
the colon in the salutation of my cover letter to be on the safe side.
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Subject: Re: Punctuation question
On 11/2/07, Butler, Darren J Ctr 584 CBSS/GBHAC <
Darren -dot- Butler -dot- ctr -at- robins -dot- af -dot- mil> wrote:
> A colon is the proper punctuation in business and formal
> A comma is used for personal and informal correspondence. I agree; it
> does seem that using the comma in a formal or business letter is
> becoming more accepted -- maybe because many of us were not taught
> in school.
If comprehension isn't affected whether you use one or the other, I'd
a stance and stick with it. (Personally, I just use the comma.)
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