Should there be a comma after Dear John?

Do not use a comma after the word “Dear” in a salutation like “Dear John.” Do use a comma after the words like “Hello,” “Hi,” or “Good morning.”

What does the phrase Dear John mean?

: a letter (as to a soldier) in which a spouse or partner asks for a divorce or a partner breaks off an engagement or a friendship.

How do you address et al in an email?

The expression et al., which is always followed by a period, stands for “and others.” So the greetings above would mean: Dear John and others, Hello, Kimia and others. Sorry, Doug.

What is the proper way to write et al?

matter what, “et” is never followed by a period. Only “al” is followed by a period. That means that “et al.” is the only proper spelling of the phrase.

Is Dear all formal?

Dear all is perfectably acceptable. So is Dear Colleagues. It depends on how formal or informal you want to be, and what is normal usage in your workplace. If in doubt, do what appears to be normal practice.

What can I say instead of Dear all?

The phrase “dear all” is one way to address an email to multiple people. The use of “dear” is relatively formal, making this a suitable greeting for work-related emails to groups. Alternatives include “hello,” “greetings, everybody,” “hi everyone,” “hi all” and listing addressees by name.

What can I use instead of dear?

“Dear, [First name]” “To Whom it May Concern” “Hello” “Hi there”

Does Dear all have a capital A?

The rule I’ve always followed is: When a word is used in place of a proper noun, capitalize. In this case, you are directly addressing “All,” so I would capitalize: “Dear All.”

Can you say hi all in an email?

If you’re addressing a group of people, Pachter advises you write, “Hi everyone.” GREETINGS TO AVOID: ‘Hey! ‘ This is fine to use with your friends, but the very informal salutation should stay out of the workplace.

Is Dear Everyone correct?

Dear all,” though grammatically okay, sounds kind of corny and insincere to me. If the group is composed of people who are close to you, “Dear everyone” sounds nice.

Do you capitalize family in a greeting?

People often use family titles as names in greetings and closings of letters. The titles are capitalized. Sometimes the family titles are not part of the name and aren’t capitalized. Watch carefully.