Business letter salutation is always used in all kinds of letters. There are different kinds of letter salutation. We use different letter salutation to greet different people in different situations. A letter salutation does not have to be followed by a full name. We usually use one's last name when we address to the one we do not know much. On the contrary, when we write to someone we know a lot, our letter salutation is usually followed by their first name.
Here are the most commonly used of personal and business letter salutation :
Dear Sir, Dear Sirs, Dear Madam, Mesdames, Gentlemen: Dear Sir: Ladies: Ladies and Gentleman: Mesdames: To Whom It May Concern Dear Director : Dear President : Dear Dean : Dear Minister :
Informal Business Letter Salutation
( Used when we really know the person we are writing to)
Dear Mr. Brown, Dear Mrs. Doherty, Dear Miss Sally Brown, Dear Jack Marley,