Sujet de la discussion : MedeSpace.Net :: Medical English

Publié par La Pharmacienne le 16-12-2009 22:08

Exercise 3

How would you start a formal letter to the Editor of a Medical Journal? Would it be acceptable to start “Dear Dr. Williams” even in the likely case that you do not know him at all?

. Dear Dr. Williams is an appropriate expression to start a formal letter.

And how would you finish it?

. Sincerely yours and Faithfully yours are the usual expressions to finish a formal letter. Generally, Sincerely should be used when you know the name of the person to whom you are writing, and Faithfully when you don’t (i.e., starting with Dear Sir).

Nb: i.e c'est l'équivalent de c-à-d !